Qualitative Methods

1. Collect a range of organisational policies from your own, or if preferred, a chosen organisation. Examples might be: mission statement; staff development policy; leave policy; diversity policy, etc. The number you chose to take forward for analysis is up to you but should be an active choice, justified in your report, reflecting what you hope to explore, e.g. organisational approaches to diversity, or organisational representation of hierarchy. TA can be undertaken on one or many documents which is one of the reasons why it is so flexible. 2. Take some time to reflect before you begin the coding process. You should consider: (1) the assumptions you hold about the organisation and what you think might be found; (2) your personal values and experiences and how this might affect how you interact with the data and interpret it. These reflections do not need to be submitted but will help you at the write up stage. 3. Undertake thematic coding of the documents you have found as per Braun & Clarke’s (2013). In so doing remember coding is not a straightforward linear process. It can be messy and is a recursive process. 4. Produce a report suitable for an academic audience. This should be no more than 1,500 words and include as appendices the coding tables you created at each stage as well as a thematic map if generated (see Braun & Clarke, 2012, 2013). Appendices and end references are not included in the word limit. . Please confirm that you are working on it as soon as possible.



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