Writing up your PhD (Qualitative Research) Independent Study version Tony Lynch / English Language Teaching Centre

by Tony Lynch / English Language Teaching Centre


0 Opening: About the course i-iii

1 Structure and Introduction 1-13

2 The Literature Review 14-28

3 The Methodology Chapter 29-37

4 The Data Chapters 38-54

5 The Final Chapter 55-73

6 The First Few Pages 74-83

About the course

Who is the course for?

This is for PhD students working on a qualitative thesis who have completed their data collection and analysis and are at the stage of writing up. The materials should also be useful if you are writing up a ‘mixed-methods’ thesis, including chapters of analysis and discussion of qualitative data.

What does the course offer?

The focus is on improving your ability to write academic English appropriate to a qualitative study. We assume that by this stage of your PhD work you are familiar with key qualitative notions such as: Grounded theory; Contextualisation; ‘Showing your workings’ (analytical rigour); ‘Letting the data speak’; Reflexivity; and Transferability (in contrast to generalisability).

How does the course work?

In each unit you focus on the different sections of a qualitative thesis (see Contents),

• Reflecting on advice on writing-up from leading qualitative researchers

• Analysing sample thesis extracts

• Studying English expressions relevant to writing up specific chapters

• Applying the ideas covered in the unit to drafting/revising your thesis sections

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