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Qualitative Skills Reflective Diary/E-Journal 2018 Due Tuesday 3rd December 2019 10am electronically Plus hard copy to be collected in the workshop

Instructions

This is a ‘reflective’ journal as well as a ‘work book’. Write in full sentences and with ‘creativity’ you will not get good marks for one word answer. The gaps obviously must be expanded to allow for robust answers. How you present this workbook is ups you your to design make sure its in a format that can be uploaded.

You workbook contains 4 types of entries

1. Questions that ask for personal reflections that just require a ‘creative reflective writing’ type response. Bring situations to life do not write in short sentences. This will get you used to really using ‘descriptive adjectives’ to make your observations realistic to the reader

2. * In Pink Academic *Questions that require you to discuss, synthesis, argue citing Qualitative Research authors /year/academic sources and require you to write with good academic rigour and UOB Harvard style (see learning resources website) – these skills are vital in the critical analysis section of any research. (+)

3. Observational Analysis exercises/tasks that we do in your workshop

4. Analysis tasks that are set for you to do as independent learners

type response. Bring situations to life do not write in short sentences. This will get you used to really using ‘descriptive adjectives

Name ID

Course Sports development and Management.

My advice is to keep up to date – it is not something that is intended for you to do all at once – most of it we will do in situ in the workshops.

The workshops have marks for the class activities - If you do not attend workshops you cannot get full marks.

Please change the font of your responses so they are clear and easy to mark.

The individual entries will be given each week however, the file must be put together as one file (think ahead about uploading large files_

Qualitative Research Personal Skills Reflective E Portfolio 2019

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 10am electronically

Plus hard copy to be collected in the workshop

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I Donald Mlambo confirm I attended these workshops

signature please

(Obviously this will be checked against the register)

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What are your past experiences of ‘doing Qualitative’ Research?
Have you any ideas for your intended career?
When have you been required to do any mindful ‘reflection’ of your own practice?
Using authors and dates and writing in a good academic style explain what it means to be an a ‘reflective practitioner’
Why are these skills important to improve for your intended career or in the roles you are doing currently in the Sports/PE/ PA industry? Give examples
Do you consider yourself an inquisitive/curious person? Give examples;
Do you consider yourself to have a good memory? Give examples;      
Do you pay attention to detail? Give examples where you have and where you failed to - and the consequences
Are you happy to sit in a social space without pretending to be engaged in a book or phone -are you a ‘People watcher?’ (not in the stalker sense!)  

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Do you remember Names? What are the strategies to help you improve?      
Do you remember Faces? What strategies could you adopt to improve?
How good are you at following instructions?
Do you rely on a navigation device to get you from place to place or do you have a good sense of direction?
Is there a ‘detective’ side of you? Give examples

Independent task

+ Find 2 journal articles that use a qualitative/ interpretive paradigm, are based on empirical research, and analyse a key issue from your course focus. For example PE, Sports, Sport management development, Football (300 words each) For each one

Reference the paper as if you are including it in a reference page. For example Smith, P. (date) ‘title ………journal title ..press etc. see Harvard style for journals.

What were the objectives of the study?

What methodology did it use ?

What qualitative methods did it use?

How did they analyse the data?

Summarise the findings.

Date Setting Time Explain Task 1 What were you asked to do? What directions were you given? Told to walk in a single file line from one point to another. 1. Walk in twos, 2. Don’t make any noise 3.Walk in a Line 4. 5. 6. The first exercise how did you do? The instructions were very simple however I was slightly confused as I didn’t see the purpose of the exercise. Explain Task 2 What were you asked to do? What were the directions? 1.Sit down 2. Get notepads out 3. Reflect on how it went 4. Answer test questions 5. 6. The second exercise how did you do? I did considerably better I scored3 more than the previously.

Week 42 Observation

Date :

Time:

Room:

You need to bring this on a laptop or print it out for use in your seminar.

 

Los By the end of this seminar you will be able to;

Reflect upon your skills of observation

Develop your skills of observation

identify observational strategies that can help you conduct meaningful observation

Enable you to reflect upon yourselves as ‘new qualitative researchers’ and help you to identify what skills you need to develop over the next few weeks.

 

What are your perceived skills to date in the following research skills:   (Use full sentences and descriptive writing with examples) Answers
Listening  
Writing accurately  
Writing fast  
Reading fast  
Reading and understanding text  
Identifying smells  
Observing and Noticing detail

Mins  Detailed Observation The Participant Is a black male with an average build, He is about 6”4 Participant walked into the room with hands in pockets in a full Nike branded tracksuit. When seated the participant now has an upright posture whit legs spread apart. He has placed his hands his knees and keeps adjusting them Participant is looking around the room while fidgeting his feet. Participants bored facial expression. After 4 minutes he is now looking down at the floor resting his chin on his hand. Participant’s mood seems to have clearly changed. After 5 minutes he is now constantly checking his phone and feet are now stretched forwards Participant continues to go on on their phone checking social media.

Week 44 Field Observation sheet Task 1 (copy more sheets if required)

Location: Time: Participants:

mins  Detailed Observation

Week 44 Field Observation sheet Task 2 (Copy more sheets if required)

Location: Time: Participants:

Week 44 Reflections 3. How Difficult did you find the ‘insider’ Observation 1 ? Why?    
4. Did you start with the ‘context’ the body - (gender, ethnicity, age, ability, markers? )        
5. What ‘categories’ or ‘bricolage’ on the body did you observe first ? E.g. clothing,    
6. Can you see a time it would be difficult to always be truthful?    
7. How did difficult you find the ‘outsider’ task 2 Observation?
8. Was the ‘Outsider Observation easier or harder than the ‘insider’ and why?  
9. Did you manage to Observe without them realising? Was it easier to be ‘truthful’ and why?
10 What strategies did you use so ‘your cover was not blown’?
11. What is this observation called? Is it ethical?
12. We read’ bodies as text’ -what social markers did you observe about your participants around sociological concepts such as their identity?
Culture? Class?
  Consumer Culture?

 

 

 

 

You are about to select a setting for you mini ethnography - Using the literature discuss the pros and cons of ‘insider’ (a setting you are already in) vs ‘Outsider’ settings (a setting new to you). (200 academically written words with references from Qualitative authors).

Week 45 Semiotics as Data Analysis

What is a Sign? (Use academic style)

 Signs are an important part of human communication

 

 

 

 

2. What are the necessary two sides of a sign and explain each using references?

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3. What are the 3 types of signs?

( give examples and use academic style)

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Date Time Room : 4 Sign Signifier Signified
 
       
       
       
       
       
     

 

 

 

 

 

Date Time Room 5 Sign Signifier Signified
 
       
     
       
       
       
     

Date Time Room Add 7 more of your own Sign Signifier 6. Signified
 
       
     
       
       
       
     

One of the processes of analysing textual content is Open Coding.

Open Coding includes labelling concepts, defining and developing categories based on their properties and dimensions.

It can be used to analyse qualitative data and is often part of many methodologies for example Grounded Theory, Ethnography, Auto-Ethnography, ….

Please watch the following videos this week and write a 6 bullet main point summary on each

7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0usNyQKIMNU

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8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0usNyQKIMNU

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Week 46 Examples of Analysing Data – Semiotics and Coding What is a Signifier? What is a Signified? One of the processes of analysing textual content is Open Coding. Open Coding includes labelling concepts, defining and developing categories based on their properties and dimensions. It is used to analyse qualitative data and part of many Qualitative Data Analysis methodologies/tools 1. Look at the collection of objects how could you open ‘code’ them? By appearance taste, sixe of the sweet , type of wrapper 2. Suggest some first glance themes that you can see? Colour groups, content of the sweet, size of the sweet, cop 3. The next observation is from a similar still life than you did earlier in the unit. Back then we were only learning skills of detailed observation. Read the whole detailed observation again and get a feel of what is in front of you - Jot down notes as you read in the margins then pick out any signifiers and signified meaning from text. I have given you an example of how to code – (things can fall into more than one theoretical code) add more as you pick out the signifiers and suggest the signified. Using the observation sheets below cut and paste your observations from your last observation into the detailed observation column (if you have not got it then you will have to observe again or use the example) then start to pick out the signifiers and signified making sure they line up horizontally. Lastly code the sheets making sure there is a ‘Key’ at the top of the page that links each colour to a code.

Event Plan Wisp Design

Date Time Venue participants Detailed Observation Signifier Signified Theme/ Critical analysis
A empty original flavoured bottle with the words Lucozade which has been squashed and has dents on the side of the bottle. The bottle has red and orange packaging with a red it promises ‘energy on the go’ Bottle with these colours and design energy Lucozade brand ‘energy drink’ enhanced performance Sponsorship Health and fitness Industry

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Event Plan Wisp Design

Week 46 Date Time Venue participants Detailed Observation Signifier Signified Theme/ Critical analysis

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Event Plan Wisp Design

Date Time Venue participants Detailed Observation Signifier Signified Theme/ Critical analysis

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1. What were the main themes that ‘emerged’ from the table ? 2. How can you easily tell from your coded sheets what ‘themes’ are the most dominant? 3. Why will this be important in your own raw data? 4. How did you find this task? 5. What can you do to improve your semiotic analysis and coding ? 6. What will you have to do before you enter your own setting to get a starting point for understanding the research focus and possible initial codes? 6. The observations will also give you some tentative codes, but how will new themes emerge and from whom? 7. Please watch the following video on textural analysis and make notes (min 300 words) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zFcC10vOVY

WEEK 47 Your research focus for this task is ‘’let toys be toys”: the social construction of gender through play’ for this task your ‘review of literature’ and therefore theoretical framework comes from the findings of the following studies. Please read; http://lettoysbetoys.Org.Uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/lettoysbetoys-advertising-report-dec15.Pdf https://drjoannehill.Wordpress.Com/2018/03/09/gender-colouring-books/

Task 1

Your research position for this task is a‘ social constructivist’ lens what does this mean?

How does the researchers ‘position’ (in this case social constructivist) influence how the researcher designs and analyses the research?

Answers

Task 2

’let toys be toys”: the construction of gender through play’

3. What are the academic themes coming through the literature?

4. Using the skills you have built up over the unit make notes in the margins to ‘memo’ initial thoughts. Pick out the signifiers and signified to suggest how this toy shop has been socially constructed and suggest what signs/meanings have been produced by the toy companies and consumed by the reader.

Memo Observation Signifier Signified
Toys Targeted towards female children
Barbie Dolls
5. Key Code Colour assigned to this code
For example Beauty Beauty
Masculinity
Action
Household Items

5. What ‘themes’ have you have obtained from the readings and the semiotic analysis you have done so far in the observation and memo (initial thoughts)? Build the key of codes that have emerged so far. (make sure they are fitting for the focus and the social constructivist positioning). Add more lines if needed.

6. Using your key (add to it as you go) code the next toy adverts.

6. Image Detailed Observation Signifier Signified Critical Analysis
7. Image Detailed Observation Signifier Signified Critical Analysis

Reflect on the following:

 

8. What are the main the ‘signifiers’ of ‘Girls Toys’?

 

9. What are the main signified meanings socially construct girls play?

 

10. What are the main the signifiers for ‘Boys Toys’?

 

11. What are the main signified meanings are associated with boys play?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Do you feel as if you are improving in your skills of analysing and coding data

12. Complete Word Clouds

‘Boys Play

Boys Sport/PA

13. Complete Word Clouds

Girls Play

Girls Sport/PA

14. Explain how the social construction of toys have a relationship with how girls and boys ‘play Sport’? Give examples.   15. Why is it crucial that you as you as future coaches, teachers, managers and parents understand how gender is socially constructed though play? 16. How can you challenge these stereotypes?  

7. Reflect on your growing ability to ‘analyse data’