A total word boundary of 1350-1500 words (including the reflexivity section of 180-200 words) and consists of Findings and Reflexivity sections. You should start off by stating your research question which you should develop from your reading of the transcripts (which I will provide to you, there are three all 10 pages long). You should conduct a thematic analysis. It is helpful if you then provide an overview of the themes you have generated from your analysis before discussing each theme in turn. It is essential that your analysis starts by discussing your theme in relation to your data before relating your findings to wider literature. A successful analysis will require you to engage with the literature on your research question and incorporate this into your analysis, qualitative analysis is bottom up so you should start by discussing the data and then relating it back to the literature. When discussing the data it is essential that quotes are provided from the transcripts to support the analysis (you can insert the quotes as images in order to save on word count, but they must be legible please!). The topic is centred around friendship.
Quotes should be set out in the following format:
“I don’t think that the senior officer has really got a handle on what we do. That makes it difficult to get any additional money or staff” [Peter, 45-46).
Quotes should also be set apart from the narrative. I.e. not in the middle of a paragraph of analysis. It is not necessary to provide quotes from each transcript for every point that you make, just as long as the quote(s) are representative of the point you want to make. However, it is desired that these are themes throughout the transcripts!
Once you have discussed data and provided quotes, link the findings back to the literature and discuss how they relate. It is also helpful if you can think about the structure of the entire section and create links between your themes to form a convincing narrative to address the research question you set out to answer at the start.
The report should conclude with a 180-200 word reflexivity section in which you consider how your personal demographics (writing from the point of me a teenage male) impacted on your technique as well as considering epistemological reflexivity. Please use a heading to set it apart from the discussion of your findings. Please identify potential biases and discuss how they actually affected your analysis. When considering epistemological reflexivity, consider the research question, the methodology and any assumptions you have made about knowledge construction.
References and appendices.
Both references and in text citations must be in APA format.
Appendices use APA format, fully label each page. The appendix should provide clear evidence of how you progressed through the stages of analysis. It should demonstrate how you went from your initial categorisation to final themes. Ensure that you provide clear labels to indicate each stage of analysis. For example, you could create a table where you have one column for initial codes, one for initial themes and a third column for final themes.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/13/2015 02:00 am