Presentation on theme: "The Possibilities of Narrative Analysis for Paradata: An Historically Situated Exploration NOVELLA: Ann Phoenix Janet Boddy Heather Elliott HUB: Ros Edwards."— Presentation transcript:
The Possibilities of Narrative Analysis for Paradata: An Historically Situated Exploration NOVELLA: Ann Phoenix Janet Boddy Heather Elliott HUB: Ros Edwards
Peter Townsend Poverty in the UK: A Survey of Household Resources and Standards of Living households, 9584 people 630 parliamentary constituencies with 4 special areas Over 50 field interviewers Aimed to define and measure poverty Comprehensive range of resources in peoples lives
Over-arching aim: To investigate the possibilities of narrative analysis for paradata, and attendant ethical issues, through working with historically situated archived data Specifics: * Possibilities of narrative analysis for marginalia in Townsends Poverty in the UK survey material. * Secondary narrative analysis with data not collected for this purpose. * Historically situated narrative analysis. * Ethical tensions for survey interviewers and implications for contemporary fieldwork. * Framework for the collection and understanding of contemporary paradata.
Poverty in the UK survey booklets – ESDS Qualidata Archive
Working in the Archive
Paradata as multi-layered
Paradata as amplification of codes (1) They lived for 26 weeks with mother and sister – does this count as staying or living in a household? They effectively had nowhere else to go.
Paradata as amplification of codes (2) Inf: I always feel guilty when I eat. I always feel its Marys next dinner Im eating.
Paradata as social commentary Presumably based on the cost of living index 1899!
Paradata as evaluative comment (1) A very saddening interview …
Paradata as evaluative comment (2) She wants to get a job but is not really seriously trying I think.
Paradata as evaluative comment (3) Says no difficulty re 7h but it must be 20 years since anyone did any housework in this house.
Join the dots to make a picture of the survey so far
Next Steps Continue sampling Community of interest meeting Cross-investment project: Poverty in the UK: advancing paradata analysis and open access