One of the challenges I’m having with my research is with the identification of themes within the blog posts. I’ve identified 10 key themes that I’d like use, but I’m afraid that because I’m coding my experience, I’m reading more into the blog posts than what others see. In this way, I’m too close to my data.
I’m looking for a few people who would be willing to help with validation of my theme coding key. What this involves is reading how I defined the themes, and then reading 20-30 blog posts (could be less if this is too time consuming) and indicating which themes occur in the given posts. Then, we would have a conversation (Skype or Zoom, or email) to discuss any areas where you see things that I missed.
If you are interested in helping, please leave a comment, tweet or email me.