Presenting qualitative data
3. Presenting qualitative data
Use field notes to help you describe behaviour. Brief descriptions, comments and quotations around key themes can also allow you to develop a narrative account of your data.
Interview data, using extracts and quotations around key themes allows you to develop an in-depth narrative account of your data. Narrative accounts are commonly presented in the first person and are used to illustrate a personal view, behaviour or attitude for example.
Photographs, pictures and videos can be used to illustrate behaviours and provide contextual information. For example, annotated photographs can illustrate the different ways in which a local community uses recreational facilities.