The process of looking for methodological innovations in qualitative research – an example from an analyses of geography graduates’ transition to the labour market - Danuta Piróg - studies, graduates, labour market
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The process of looking for methodological innovations in qualitative research – an example from an analyses of geography graduates’ transition to the labour market

annales 2x2 300The aim of the paper is to propose using the adopted and partly modified semantic field method for the analysis and interpretation of longer answers for open questions in social geography and educational surveys.

The article consists both of the classic semantic field method description and the scope of its modification which was done for the purposes of surveying geography graduates' transition to the labour market. It also presents some results of this transition process which wouldn't be possible to identify without using the modified semantic field method during the analysis of the collected material.
The modified semantic field method, apart from transforming qualitative material into quantitative data, allows for a methodologically explained, clear, easy process of analysing, as well as concluding and formulating rules devoted to quantitative spheres of the problem.
Benefits of using both the classic and modified semantic field method seem to encourage scientists to use it in educational studies and surveys. The most suitable topics for using the method in educational studies are those devoted to the effectiveness, quality and satisfaction.


 

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Piróg, D. (2014). W poszukiwaniu metodologicznych innowacji w badaniach jakościowych – przykład z analiz przechodzenia absolwentów geografii na rynek pracy. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis, 162 (VI).

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