Storytelling: Is 2015 the year of the Story?

If there’s one word I’m hearing with increasing regularity around the traps, it’s Storytelling. And, ‘well, good’ or ‘it’s about time’ are the two phrase that come to my mind every time I hear people talking about it. If there’s one thing I would like to focus on in 2015, it’s telling clearer, more concise…

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A Qualitative Researcher’s travel kit

There’s a piece of paper that I have kept with me since my first job.  In my early years as a researcher, it was perhaps the most useful piece of paper I had – my list of ‘what to take’ when traveling for focus groups. Looking at it now, some parts are a little out…

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Help! I’m making a video!

Last week, I spent an exciting week learning how to use Sony Vegas.  Sony Vegas is video editing software, which I was using to edit footage of in-depth interviews I’d done a couple of weeks before. It’s been a while since I’ve done video outputs, but I’ve always found them fraught with disaster.  They are a real…

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