Delphi study: Asking the Experts

As a PhD candidate in the Netherlands, we have to develop and execute four studies and publish them in┬ájournals listed on SSCI index. Some PhD when they start now exactly the content of the four studies, whereas for others every study is built up on findings of the previous one. In my case, I had…

The Delphi Ordeal: How I got into qualitative research

I’m trained in quantitative methods. During my whole education, qualitative research never entered the picture. It was looked down and if interviews are done, you wouldn’t look for themes or patterns, but you’ll end up counting the concepts mentioned and base your analyses on frequencies. When I did my first qualitative study (interviews) in 2009…

A sketch of my PhD model

“What’s your model? ” asked the professor in a course handing me a whiteboard marker and gesturing to stand-up and go draw it – visible for everyone. Now four years later I find myself in the same situation, trying to get my thinking across to my supervisor and promoters. So here the building blocks of…