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Graham Gibbs has a first degree in maths and worked in computing before returning to the University of Kent to do a masters in Philosophy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology and Social Anthropology. He joined the University in 1979 and his interests include computer assisted learning and the use of computers in the social sciences.

He has published on the sociology of the state and computer assisted learning and been involved in a number of local environmental projects including Keeping Kirklees Warm. He was director of the coMentor research project, which developed software to support the teaching of social theory and philosophy, and of several linked computer assisted learning projects.   He has provides online training materials on research methods training that can be accessed here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCafkV40656nWz9Jc129ZCFA and http://onlineqda.hud.ac.uk/ 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Research methods
  • Qualitative research
  • Use of computers in research
  • Computer Assisted Learning
  • CSCL

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Ni3: None in Three

Jones, A., Ma, M. E., Trotman Jemmott, E., Da Breo, H., Gibbs, G., Boduszek, D., Debowska, A., Tannis, D., Rose, L. R., Joseph, D., Kirkman, G., Buckmire, T. & Smith, D.


Project: Research

Research Output

Voicelikeness as Discursive Strategy: An Instrumental Masterclass Case Study

Healy, K. & Gibbs, G., 1 Jun 2020, In : Musicae Scientiae. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Analyzing Qualitative Data

    Gibbs, G., 13 Oct 2018, 2nd ed. SAGE Publications Ltd. 232 p. (Qualitative Research Kit)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)


    Gibbs, G., Apr 2018, Sage Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications Inc.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    Software and Qualitative Data Analysis

    Gibbs, G., 10 Apr 2017, Research Methods and Methodologies in Education. Coe, R., Waring, M., Hedges, L. V. & Arthur, J. (eds.). 2nd ed. SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 243-251 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Teaching and Research use of the Victoria Climbié Corpus: Launch of the Victoria Climbié Corpus Website and Project

    Graham Gibbs (Participant), Dawn Clarke (Participant), Christopher J Hall (Participant), Graham Stone (Participant) & Antony Osborne (Participant)

    Apr 2010

    Activity: Other activity typesOther