How to pitch your methods section: Not just what, but why!

I use the term ‘rules’ loosely in these social media tiles, with full awareness that ‘it all depends’. No, really it does! Just try to ask anyone an interview question¬†¬†But also because I wrote an awesome chapter for a book on railway technology that has ‘Qualitative Research Rules‘ as a catchy double entendre title. I …

So, you’re reporting your findings as themes. But, was that your research aim?

Unless you were conducting a strict thematic analysis where your aim was precisely to identify themes, you should be able to articulate your thematic findings as answers to your research question. If you can’t, then you probably haven’t taken your analytic task sufficiently far enough. Did you, for example, identify three themes about fatigue management, …