#53 Qualitative Research Data: How much is enough?

As I start to collate information for my final essay and a research paper, I have been revisiting my approach to determining an appropriate sample size for my research. This is particularly difficult to establish at the start of a research project when it is unknown (and hard to predict) how many participants are neededContinue reading “#53 Qualitative Research Data: How much is enough?”

#48 Analysing Focus Group Data

Analysing qualitative data can be tricky as there are no agreed methods, as there are for quantitative data, and there is no right or wrong way of analysing the data – analysis is subjective, based on the researchers own background and perspectives. There are, however, different recognised approaches that can be taken and for myContinue reading “#48 Analysing Focus Group Data”

#45 Change Project Summary

Last week’s post was about the use of Engagement tools to Implement Change. Other components needed to implement change include Knowledge, Training and Compliance tools – all of which form part of my Active Building Protocol (the main output from my D.SBE change project). A D.SBE is all about enabling a change to practice orContinue reading “#45 Change Project Summary”

#28 A time to reflect

I have been using some of my time during this period of staying home to reflect on my doctoral project so far, to recap on my journey from the start in April 2017, to where I am today; how my project has evolved during that time; the different avenues I have explored; and the variedContinue reading “#28 A time to reflect”

#26 My Design Guide Conundrum

Over the last few weeks, as part of the final stage of my project, “Implementing Change”, I’ve been carrying out workshops with architects and architectural technologists to gain feedback on my Active Buildings Design Guide as it develops.  My intention with the design guide, as it stands, is that it acts as a knowledge repositoryContinue reading “#26 My Design Guide Conundrum”

#20 Sample Size for Qualitative Research

I have decided to restrict my study to Wales, due to time and financial constraints of reaching the wider UK population of Architects.  There are 1,179 ARB registered Architects in Wales (2019 figure) and 642 chartered RIBA members.  The question for me is how many Architects out of the total population will provide me withContinue reading “#20 Sample Size for Qualitative Research”

#18 Sampling Strategy for Qualitative Research

One of the most challenging aspects of qualitative research is ensuring you get a suitable number of participants for your study to represent an appropriate proportion of the overall population related to your subject area.  When I first started looking into research methods for this project, I contemplated use of well-known qualitative research methods: questionnaires,Continue reading “#18 Sampling Strategy for Qualitative Research”