In case all research was for nothing…

In case all research was for nothing, I’m comforted with the knowledge that my oldest had fun “filling out” my survey (The survey is meant for adults working in a hospital). But I think her younger sister helped her this time, so I shouldn’t really trust those ‘self-reported’ answers. (She also loves when I draw … Read moreIn case all research was for nothing…

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 … Read moreDelphi study: Asking the Experts

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 … Read moreThe Delphi Ordeal: How I got into qualitative research