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Case Study 2. Emma Turley on The Social World of BDSM - Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism:

A Descriptive Phenomenological Investigation



Also of interest to:

Social Psychology

Sociology, Phenomenology, Gender Studies

Analytic Method:

Also of interest to:

Phenonemology and then Template Analysis

any form of thematic analysis, grounded theory, IPA, framework analysis, phenomenological analysis


Website symbol Background to the Project

This gives some details of what BDSM is and what Emma's project aimed to do.

Loudspeaker iconEmma talking about her work

Here Emma explains why she got interested in the issue, and how she planned the project and designed the interviews.

Loudspeaker iconEmma on her ideas about coding

Here Emma explains the gains and dangers of changing the approach to analysing her data. She also discusses some of the early ideas about coding that she developed.

Loudspeaker iconVideos on Emma

Emma began by using a phenomenological approach based on the work of Giorgi. Then she changed her mind. The video material here looks at how and why she did this. In particular it examines how she used the coding themes to refine her ideas about the data she had collected and what her respondents were telling her.

The Thesis

Here is a link to Emma's final PhD thesis so you can see how all this analytic work was finally written up.

Resources available in this case study

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