Interesting discussion on Today this morning about the “alternative census” done by the champion of numerical literacy the More Or Less programme, among their listeners. More or Less on Radio 4 – alternative census. Unusual to hear the nature of qualitative data discussed half-decently in the media, albeit for 30 seconds.
As a qual practitioner and advocate, I was thrilled to hear Tim Harford of More Or Less observe that he was most interested in the qualitative data (albeit it was just some open-endeds) and equally thrilled to hear him observe how hard it is to make sense of large amounts of qualitative data.
May I just say, I am available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc.