Alias the respondents and participants.
Some number for the surveys first:
For the in-depth interviews, this table introduce the participants.
I finished my fieldwork in July in Europe, and you can see the countries which are now involved, in the post below. Now I am back in my office in Hong Kong.
I have been busy with the interviews analysis for the last 6 months. Each of the interview, which took around 90 minutes, is coded/commented and analysed using the IPA methodology, and so for each of them I have a final chart with the hierarchical order of topics that emerged in the interview. It is a very detailed and slow work, but you are basically in the memories and stories of the people, who allowed you to, and I feel very honoured they did.
Sometimes during the analysis there is this Wow! moment, when things start to make sense, or when you find out that things are actually not as you thought. Such as some issue, which seemed to be easy to understand, suddenly appear to have several layers.
Here are some pictures from the process. They are still individual cases, so I made them blur. But I will share the final findings; the anonymity is much safer there.
The next step now is the final analysis of the whole material.
The surveys are already feeling comfortable on my table and soon I will start with the quantitative data analysis. I am now waiting for the last part of it, coming by mail from France. Thank you so much for them!
For the next few months, the plan is to finish both the analysis, and finish work on some of the papers. Meanwhile, I hope I will be finally in the mood and have enough time to write some posts here about the practice itself.
Hello from Europe!
I will now spend 4 months on a fieldwork here. My current location is Czech, soon going to Georgia and England. Hopefully also Germany.
Two weeks ago I went to Slovakia to visit a national cup of both modern and traditional wushu, where I got further contacts and some respondents. Facebook is working well, I am in daily communication with several countries, national bodies and individual practitioners and athletes. The list of countries who joined the research is slowly growing. However, I am still in a big need for more modern wushu practitioners.
This is an update from 26. 4. 2017
Participants of the research project are from these countries:
France, Czech, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Ireland, Greece, Italy, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Belgium
I am looking for participants of the research, preferably from Central and West Europe. But basically anyone who:
My apologies to the older practitioners. There is indeed no age limit in kung fu, but there is some due to the analysis I will use.
If you are based close enough to my travel plan, I will be happy to visit you/your school/your club. If not, there is an online version of a questionnaire.
It takes around 10-15 minutes.
The field trip in Europe is planned on 3. 4. - 30. 7. 2017.