One of the challenges for researchers working with archival records is how to report research findings while acknowledging that records are always incomplete and fragmentary. Even today, when we have access to digitized documents, born-digital records and warehouses all over the world providing cloud storage space, only a small fraction of materials are preserved for … Continue reading Wayward lives, beautiful experiments
For new doctoral students, learning about new theories and concepts can present a challenge. However, take heart! There are lots of resources that can assist with grasping new ideas and concepts, and theoretical approaches. Today, let's look at some strategies to make sense of new material. In the mid-90s when I was a doctoral student … Continue reading Learning how to read as a doctoral student
Another November is upon us, which means that it is Academic Writing Month, or AcWriMo! Check out what others are doing on Twitter (#AcWri) and Facebook. Academic writing month was started in 2011 by Charlotte Frost (founder of Phd2Published). Frost devised six relaxed rules that are helpful to review for anyone who has not yet … Continue reading Academic Writing Month: What are you working on?
There are lots of excellent resources pertaining to qualitative research and mixed methods research that you can access online. Let's look at some of these resources. QSR International QSR International, the developers of the Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS), NVivo, hosts a podcast series, Between the Data Recent episodes include Hybrid mixed methods designs, Qualitative … Continue reading Free resources on qualitative research and mixed methods