I am working on a paper on social conditions during the pandemic, and have been using mixed methods. Unfortunately, the qualitative data collection process has been a disaster as I was unable to conduct any interviews. The reasons given for declining interviews were mostly due to pandemic disruptions. As such, I am now wondering if it's possible to do a reflective analysis instead, by arguing that the failure to collect qualitative data is in fact an indication of the real-time state of affairs?
I haven't quite been able to find relevant precedence and am unsure if there's an established methodology for this sort of "reflective analysis"? If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be greatly appreciated!