Conducting document analysis as part of mixed-method qualitative research
This Advanced Qualitative Methods training is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded students within the seven WRDTP partner institutions. Students are welcome from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways.
This session will provide you with a comprehensive insight into document analysis as part of mixed method research. The session will explore different categories of documents often consulted by researchers and present a systematized approach to conduct document analysis that could be utilised within your own research projects. It will use a case study to illustrate how to identify and apply key criteria for rigorous selection and analysis of documents for understanding policy content across time, geographies, documenting processes and triangulating with interviews, and other data sources.
After attending this workshop, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key concepts, definitions, and approaches to conducting document analysis in health-related research
- Articulate the advantages and limitations of conducting document analysis as part of a suite data collection methods
- Identify and apply key criteria for rigorous selection and analysis of documents for understanding policy content across time, geographies, documenting processes and triangulating with interviews, and other data sources
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of current debates surrounding conducting document analysis
This training session will be delivered face-to-face at the University of Leeds.
PLEASE NOTE: Our online training sessions will be recorded and will be available on the VIRE in an edited format for those students who cannot attend. If you wish to join this session but do not wish for your contributions to be included in the edited VIRE resource, please ensure that you select NO when prompted in the online booking form regarding recording.