D7.7: Qualitative interview: annotated transcripts

Project Reference

287607

Project Acronym

FIRST

Project Full Title

A Flexible Interactive Reading Support Tool

Distribution Level

Public                           

Contractual Date of Delivery

31 August 2014

Actual Date of Delivery

15 Oct 2014

Document Number

FIRST_D7.7_20141015

Status & Version

Final/1.1

Number of Pages

195

WP Contributing to the Deliverable

WP7

WP Task responsible

Vesna Jordanova

Authors

Arlinda Cerga Pashoja, Vesna Jordanova

Other Contributors

Martin Keats, David Gil, Antoneta Shishkova, Sandra Freire Prudencio, Ana Gonzalez

Reviewer

Constantin Orasan

EC Project Officer

Krister Olson

Keywords:

Transcripts, qualitative interviews, content analysis, coding, triangulation.

Abstract

Individual face-to-face in-depth interviews were carried out in the UK, Spain and Bulgaria to explore the experiences of using the Open Book day-to-day and its impact on social inclusion. The Topic Guides developed earlier on the study were utilized to guide the interviews. We used purposeful sampling in order to collect information from a diverse population with a wide range of socio-demographic variables. Sampling was continued until saturation was achieved - the point at which no new information or themes emerge from the data. Questioning was structured by the interviewer to ensure coverage of key themes and also to be responsive to issues which emerged from respondents’ accounts. Transcripts and interview summaries were subject to thematic analysis. Qualitative data was downloaded for analysis using Atlas.ti computer package.