Category Archives: research methodology

A plethora of perspectives

It’s been a while (10 months!) since I last posted on this blog. I’ve been studying, and writing a dissertation for, a MSc in Psychology. There were some fascinating potential tangents to explore along the way but it was too … Continue reading

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Brain dump – knowing and sharing

I tried to sit down and read a paper but I’m still banging my head against this idea of different ways of knowing and I couldn’t settle down so I’m going to off-load onto text. Skinner (him of behaviourism, pigeons, … Continue reading

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Is this me (us)?

I feel that I ought to open with a disclaimer. I am sometimes an educator and sometimes a researcher. One of the things I like about being an educator is the balance of control and improvisation. I am a bodger … Continue reading

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The end of a conversation?

I’ve had a couple of conversations which went along the lines of “Have you read the REMCARE report? It shows that reminiscence work has negative effects on participants.” It seemed as though these colleagues felt that this was the end … Continue reading

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Methodological epiphanies and challenges

As I noted in an earlier post, I’ve been trying to figure out a methodological approach for this research proposal. Inevitably this involves more reading, early reading suggested that techniques drawn from the field of conversation analysis, particularly when enhanced … Continue reading

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notes on qualitative methods

Okay, some notes on some methodological reading. I’m a novice in this area (as in so many others!) so I’ve started with some general reading – ‘Qualitative Research in Action’ edited by Tim May. I read the chapters by Smith … Continue reading

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Methodological woes

So… I want to capture the moment when someone holds, and responds to, an object. I want to know what it is in the object that they are responding to. So… how to capture that moment? The obvious answer might … Continue reading

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