Monthly Archives: November 2012

just write – then plan, and write again – in #acwrimo and beyond

Someone asked me the other day whether I thought ‘just write’ was a good idea. It is something that I support, although always with the caveat that it doesn’t work for everyone. I call this ‘writing along the way’ because … Continue reading

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focusing in on blogging literatures part two – #acwrimo work in progress

This is the sixth post about the literature review I am doing about academic blogging for a paper/project with Thesis Whisperer. I’m working to a short time frame, and using a three-stage approach – scoping, mapping and focusing in. I … Continue reading

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analysing blogs is messy, but that’s OK. #acwrimo work in progress

This post is from Inger, Thesis Whisperer, about the process of researching academic blogs. Here she discusses making decisions about method, and provides a glimpse, via a link to her google doc, of actual data analysis happening in real time. … Continue reading

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stepping back to focus in – literature review stage three. #acwrimo work in progress

The title of this post – and of this stage of the literature review – might sound confusing. How can you both step back and focus in? Well I want you to imagine that you’re in an art gallery. If … Continue reading

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mapping the literatures – noting. #acwrimo work in progress

I have been asked many times to talk about my own noting practices. So now seems like as good a time as any. What do my notes look like for this literatures work? The caveat I must make here is … Continue reading

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mapping the literatures, step two. #acwrimo work in progress

I left off the last post on literature work at the point of having a base set of literatures about blogging that I had drawn from peer-reviewed journals. I’d skimmed all of the abstracts once, in order to weed out … Continue reading

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literature review step one, scoping. #acwrimo work in progress

One of the things that we all have to do when starting a piece of research is to find out what else has been said about our topic. This is usually called the literature review, although I prefer to think … Continue reading

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