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This two-hour course is for any postgraduate contemplating the application of analytical frameworks to qualitative data. It will help you understand how viewing data from various angles will enable you, the researcher, to see your data anew each time.


The focus for this session will be on analysing written excerpts of academic research from different theoretical perspectives. The analysis of transcripts is a necessity in many empirical academic studies. The application of different theoretical lenses to datasets helps to view their data from different angles. Dr Sarah Frodsham will use excerpts, taken from her own observational PhD data, and invite you to analyse these through various analytical frameworks. She will then show you how this approach enabled her to generate original contributions to knowledge – so that you can apply a similar approach to your own work. 



  • To apply and become familiar with the application of analytical frameworks to research datasets. 
  • To construe how originality can emerge through data analysis. 
  • To understand how examining data from different theoretical perspectives can facilitate the generation of a comprehensive analytical framework.


Maximum 30


It is now a requirement that you complete the three short questions in the survey you receive after attending the course. Once you have submitted the survey, you will be sent an email with a link to your attendance certificate. This is to ensure we receive the feedback we need to evaluate and improve our courses. Survey results are downloaded and stored anonymously.


Where there is no cost in the shopping trolley, no deposit is required. However, two or more non-attendances or late cancellations without good reason will be logged and may mean you cannot attend any further MSD training that term. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information.