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Category Archives: research methods

  1. Delving into an entirely new topic and doing a literature review, performed with an example (on hospital ethnography) March 22, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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  2. Skimming articles using the AIC (Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion) Method, plus an AIC-> Synthetic Note Template for undergraduates (and graduates!) January 28, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  3. Using ethnographic field notes in the actual writing of a paper January 19, 2021

    Posted in academia, qualitative methods, research, research methods, writing.

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  4. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers (my reading notes) November 10, 2020

    Posted in academia, research methods, writing.

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  5. Writing by memorandums April 29, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  6. On the value of annotated bibliographies as scholarly outputs April 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  7. Pivoting away from specific research topics when fieldwork is impossible to do April 6, 2020

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  8. Mathematical epidemiology, the COVID-19 pandemic and the limits and uncertainties of models March 18, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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  9. Fieldwork in the Times of COVID-19: Doing Ethnography During a Pandemic March 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, qualitative methods, research, research methods.

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  10. A sequential framework for teaching how to write good research questions March 4, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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  11. Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again (my reading notes) January 13, 2020

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  12. On the importance of teaching robust work using qualitative methods in the social sciences December 27, 2019

    Posted in academia, qualitative methods, research, research methods.

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  13. “Doubly Engaged Ethnography: Opportunities and Challenges When Working With Vulnerable Communities” – my IJQM article with @KateParizeau September 4, 2019

    Posted in academia, ethnography, research, research methods, waste.

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  14. Suggestions on qualitative research methods’ articles and books for graduate students September 4, 2019

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  15. The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (my reading notes) May 1, 2019

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  16. Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (my reading notes) September 29, 2018

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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  17. Qualitative research is empirical research – stop equating “empirical” with quantitative September 10, 2018

    Posted in academia, research methods.

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  18. Interview Research in Political Science (Layna Mosley, Ed) – my reading notes September 7, 2018

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, teaching.

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  19. The Dissertation ‘Two Pager’: A strategy to sustain a “big picture” view of a doctoral thesis August 9, 2018

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  20. On the importance of teaching the mechanics of doing research April 21, 2018

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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  21. Strategies to read (and excerpt) an entire book I: Edited volumes September 29, 2017

    Posted in academia, reading strategies, research, research methods.

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  22. How to prepare for doctoral comprehensive (preliminary, qualifying) exams August 8, 2017

    Posted in academia, research methods.

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  23. Reverse-planning (backcasting) a paper (or a research project) December 31, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity, research, research methods, writing.

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  24. On the value of urban ethnography in understanding contemporary society November 3, 2016

    Posted in academia, ethnography, research methods.

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  25. On having ethnographic sensibility September 6, 2016

    Posted in academia, research methods.

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