Two-days training with Dr. Lisa Clark, from the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), Middlesex University, was held on 18 -20th of July, in Hotel Termag, located in a beautiful Jahorina mountain surroundings of Sarajevo. This training was a part of the mentoring exchange programme with SPRC and aimed at introducing and instructing the researchers on how to use the NVivo 10 software for the qualitative data analysis.
The comprehensive training enabled the commencement of coding of the Life History Interviews (90 in total, 30 per each country) and testing the variety of Nvivo tools for different analysis purposes.
First day of the training session was dedicated to the sample data, while on the second day we already started working with our own data/transcripts from the interviews. The combination of instructions and concrete work on our data resulted in an initial coding framework, with word frequency analysis and other analytical tools tested.
The intial coding framework, created in a joint efforts during the exchanges on the workshop is further based on earlier constructed Guidelines for the LHI research and knowledge of the literature/research questions. The idea is to use it while conducting the coding and to add the emerging themes to it form the data itself.
Dr Lisa prepared the guidelines on how to print out the coding framework with descriptions/definitions of themes which we have co-constructed and shared with each other during the workshop.
Participants on this workshop were Gordana Balaban and Danica Curic (absent) from G484 in Serbia, Driton Zequiri from IPOL (absent), Enisa Mesic and Selma Porobic from Foundation for Women's Empowerment BiH.