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.