Blog post

Big qual – why we should be thinking big about qualitative data for research, teaching and policy

Social issues Big data Data collection platforms Data processing Statistical computing Research management Information resources management

When social scientists think about big data, they often think in terms of quantitative number crunching. However, the growing availability of ‘big’ qualitative datasets presents new opportunities for qualitative research. In this post, Lynn Jamieson and Sarah Lewthwaite explore how ‘big qual’ can be deployed as a distinct research methodology to develop new forms of qualitative research and elucidate complex interactions between largescale qualitative datasets.

Publication Details
License type:
Access Rights Type: