29 October 2020

Doing qualitative research on inequalities during the Covid-19 pandemic

Researchers in the Department of Sociological Studies have launched a directory of resources about doing qualitative research in socially distant times.

person researching at a laptop

Earlier this year, a group of academics in Sociological Studies made a call for resources on the topic of doing qualitative research which addresses inequalities during Covid-19. The aim was to gather resources about doing qualitative research in socially distant times with a particular focus on 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).

Dr Hannah Ditchfield, Dr Elisa Serafinelli and Professor Helen Kennedy have now launched the directory on the Living with Data website. 

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.

Professor Helen Kennedy

Professor of Digital Society

Helen added: "The directory lists resources that have been shared with us and that we have found. There are many more general resources than resources relating to inequalities research, but we hope that these general resources are nonetheless helpful to people researching inequalities.

"We would like to thank everyone who suggested resources and welcome further recommendations, as we will be updating this resource for the remainder of 2020."

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