Emma Davidson

National Centre for Research Methods

Dr. Emma Davidson is an expert in qualitative research methods. Over the last 15 years she has worked in the academic, private and third sectors, including as a Research Fellow at Heriot Watt University, and at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (at the University of Edinburgh) as an NCRM Research Fellow.  Her current study, ‘A new page? Libraries, austerity and the shifting boundaries of civil society‘, is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Working with libraries, and the neighbourhoods in which they are based, the project is exploring the everyday social worlds of public libraries and the challenges they face under austerity.

National Centre for Research Methods panel on ‘Methodological Innovations in Generating and Reusing Qualitative Data’

In this panel session, qualitative researchers working in NCRM, based at the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh, will present their separate and collaborative work.  They will discuss new and emerging methodological approaches and innovative techniques in generating and reusing qualitative data – from the implications for rapport in using Skype to conduct in-depth interviews, and researching ‘liveable lives’ in a public space, to conducting secondary data analysis with large volumes of qualitative data from several archived qualitative studies while retaining qualitative integrity. Read more >>