Johnny Saldaña on qualitative longitudinal research

McDonald, Catherine and Saldaña, Johnny (2022) Johnny Saldaña on qualitative longitudinal research. [Audio]

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In this episode of the Methods podcast, host Catherine McDonald talks to Johnny Saldaña, Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University’s School of Film, Dance and Theatre, and a leading authority on qualitative and qualitative longitudinal methods.

Johnny discusses his research methodology model and shares advice his advice on research questions, analytical approaches and writing. He also shares his experience of an ethical dilemma he faced and tells us what his key bit of advice would be to his younger self.

This series of the Methods podcast is produced by the National Centre for Research Methods as part of the EU Horizon2020 funded YouthLife project, and is looking at how researchers can do better longitudinal research on youth transitions.

Content warning: This episode includes a reference to suicide.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, you can call Samaritans for free on 116 123, email them at, or visit to find your nearest branch.

For further information on the YouthLife project, visit

Item Type: Audio
Subjects: 1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.8 Longitudinal Research > 1.8.3 Qualitative longitudinal research (QLR)
4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.16 Qualitative Longitudinal Analysis
Depositing User: NCRM users
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 09:27
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022 17:20

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