Happy Fall Break!
In the last meeting, I was assigned to work on the impact of RED proposal. After getting all materials, I started to analyze the data and code using thematic analysis. The initial coding is holistic coding which I will code the ideas into phrases or sentences as a whole. The data was interesting. I felt like the language the interviewees said is not like what I usually said. It makes a little bit harder to understand what they actually mean. The cracks in transcriptions also make a little harder to get the idea. After I listen to the audio, I do understand why it couldn’t be transcribed. 🙂
However, I am happy that I could find patterns emerging from the data. I could say that this made my day. Here are samples of the patterns I found:
What motivated them to request RED proposal?
I code one question at the time and make a code tree at the time to prevent the confusion. The code tree above is a theme for the question about the motivation. Lastly, I have a question about the due date for a conference paper. Since I think I might take it longer than I expected for coding because the way they talk is a little bit hard for me to understand the idea. When should the data analysis be done?
Have a good night 🙂