Developing and using matrix methods for analysis of large longitudinal qualitative datasets in out-of-home-care research

Hodgson, David, Cordier, Reinie, Parsons, Laura, Walter, Bronte, Chikwava, Fadzai, Watts, Lynelle, Thoresen, Stian and Martinez, Matthew (2022) Developing and using matrix methods for analysis of large longitudinal qualitative datasets in out-of-home-care research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. ISSN 1364-5579 (In Press)

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Abstract

Managing and analysing large qualitative datasets pose a particular challenge for researchers seeking a consistent and rigorous approach to qualitative data analysis. This paper describes and demonstrates the development and adoption of a matrix tool to guide the qualitative data analysis of large-N interview data. The paper articulates the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the matrix analysis tool and how it was developed and applied in a longitudinal mixed methods out-of-home-care research study. Specific illustrations and examples of data integration and data analysis are provided to demonstrate the benefits and potentials of constructing matrix tools to guide research teams when working with large qualitative data sets alone or in combination with quantitative data sets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: out-of-home-care, methodology, longitudinal design, qualitative analysis
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2022 11:12
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 10:30
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50890

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