Doing qualitative research which addresses inequalities in times of social distancing
As the Living With Data team move into the final phase of data collection, we are pondering what our upcoming qualitative research might look like.
Many of us are currently facing challenges as we seek to carry out qualitative research which addresses inequalities under socially distanced conditions. Lots of people are thinking creatively about how to overcome these challenges, and we’re aware of a number of events, webinars and discussions on this topic that have taken place.
We and the broader Digital Societies Network are gathering together resources on this topic (including recordings of webinars, if available), which we will share publicly on our Living With Data project website in August. We will include general resources about doing qualitative research in socially distant times (such as Doing fieldwork in a pandemic), but we are especially interested in resources relating to inequalities research, covering, for example, researching with marginalised, minoritised or hard-to-reach groups and communities, or facilitating qualitative research with diverse groups (including diversity in groups, eg in relation to race, class, culture, language, lived experience, politics, accessibility).
Please can you share resources with us by emailing Elisa Serafinelli (firstname.lastname@example.org Research Associate @ the University of Sheffield). We will then collate and share them.