Mixed methods and narrative research: resources for secondary data analysis from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study

6th March 2012 17:00
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1:45pm to 5pm 

Supporting the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

These qualitative resources can be used in tandem with quantitative longitudinal data from the study to carry out mixed-methods research. However researchers may also be interested in the qualitative materials in isolation as rich resources for secondary analysis or as material to help inform and frame new data collection. The longitudinal design of the 1958 cohort study and the nature of the qualitative resources make them particularly appropriate for narrative approaches to research. There will not be time in this half-day workshop to discuss narrative methods in detail and participants who are interested are recommended to read Jane Elliott’s 2005 book Using Narrative in Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative approaches.

The workshop was led by Jane Elliott who is Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Research and Principal Investigator of the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study.

This is one of a series of events, organised by ESDS, in support of the ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. These events are designed for researchers who are not current users of these ESRC-funded data resources, and who wish to apply for grants under this Initiative. It is not suitable for students.

For more information, visit the Economic and Social Data Service website.