Thematic analysis in research

Thematic analysis is a technique used by qualitative researchers to understand the material they gain through interviews, focus groups, texts and multiple types of media.  Thematic analysis aims to understand the key themes that occur in a transcript of these interactions. A theme is a pattern or idea which runs throughout and across a set […]

Personality, Intelligence and Stress

We all experience stress, right? But does the kind of person we are have an impact on how we experience that stress? McCrae & Costa (1987) originally defined 5 personality dimensions on which every individual’s personality can be measured via the NEO-PI-R test: OPENNESS, CONSCIENTIOUSNESS, EXTROVERSION, AGREEABLENESS and NEUROTICISM. The type of personality we inhabit […]