I was asked about thematic coding recently and searched the internet for a logical answer. This short video (6 mins) produced in 2010 by Graham R Gibbs from the University of Huddersfield is a useful introduction to this kind of systematic research analysis.
Coding: This phase involves generating succinct labels (codes!) that identify important features of the data that might be relevant to answering the research question. It involves coding the entire dataset, and after that, collating all the codes and all relevant data extracts, together for later stages of analysis.
The University of Huddersfield have also compiled an innovative website entitled Template Analysis (sounds like a 70s prog rick album!) designed by Professor Nigel King. This contains much useful information for the keen social sciences researcher. There’s even a Facebook community for the intrepid explorer wishing to explore their own discipline.
International Business Online – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ibus will be shortly added to our Library resources collection. I found the best way of searching the archive was to go the top left-hand corner of the screen and select ‘search all content’ then select one of the subjects, as well as search all content > browse disciplines. This database not only supports International Business, but contains many other disciples too, for an extended trial period until 30thApril, including:
As no doubt you are aware if you regularly read this blog, I’ve radically changed the appearance of the Business Librarian blog to make it look, well, more cosmopolitan. Spring has finally arrived; there was a glorious sunrise this morning; out with the old, in with the new, etc. For all those keen Word Press bloggers out there, I’ve chosen the spring-like Press Row template, added a new city banner to show an international business theme, and a note-taking (pencil & notepad) background to illustrate the study environment here at the University Lincoln. I hope you like it. And it proved easy to do. If you’re a blogger, why not welcome the new season with a re-vitalised blog?
We are delighted to now have the database Nexis, as part of additional funding. It is a long-awaited addition to our library research sources as it contains not only company profiles and industry reports, but major world newspapers too. This new database is found within library.lincoln.ac.uk > resources > databases > N > Nexis.
Here is a very brief description of the wonderful scope and content of this resource:
As it’s International Women’s Day today I have the pleasure to add this as a topical search term in addition to Fawcett (Society) in this screenshot:
The comprehensive Library International study books reading list was compiled by Josh Zhang, our former Library International Student Coordinator. Its four sections consist of English Language support (6 items), Academic Writing (23 items), Study Skills (9 items), and Learning a different language (12 items). As it’s a Talis reading list, all items link to the library catalogue. We hope that it will prove a useful tool in supporting international students in their study at Lincoln.