Which method is good for analyzing social identities on forum posts?
Hi, I want to analyse people social identities from forum posts.
For example in a forum post "As a mother, I should look after my children" statement will be a signal of mother identity. I am planning to find out identities until saturation. When I achieved the saturation, I want to claim that these social identities are most salient when people considered do post on forums. It is kind of text analysing. Which method should I use to analyse data? Qualitative content analyses or Thematic analyses or something else?
Hi Mustapha, I think that the analysis technique depends on the research objective. Thematic analysis is suitable only when themes are identified in advance. But if you are willing to make the study seem to have lead you to some "discovery", you should rather use the grounded theory
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Social Identity Theory posits that an important part of people's identity derives from belonging to social groups. Belonging to disadvantaged groups - that is, low-status groups - is accompanied by a series of negative consequences, which lead people to try to improve their social standing. Taking the social identity approach, the present review ai...