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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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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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#acwrimo work in progress: how to research academic blogging?

In this post Thesis Whisperer opens up the issues around METHODS – how to actually do the research we need to do on our joint paper on academic blogs. The methods section, especially in a project that includes empirical research, … Continue reading

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time – can you ever really manage it?

A little while back, patter and thesis whisperer, inger mewburn, co-wrote a post on writing which we wanted to ‘simulcast’ on each of our blogs. Writing this first post was surprisingly easy given all the technology at our disposal. We … Continue reading

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