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Category Archives: research

  1. “State-Sponsored Activism: Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Brazil” – Jessica Rich – my reading notes February 27, 2024

    Posted in academia, reading notes, research, research design, social movements.

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  2. On framing, the value of narrative and storytelling in scholarly research, and the importance of asking the “what is this a story of” question April 3, 2023

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  3. The Abstract Decomposition Matrix Technique to find a gap in the literature March 30, 2023

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  4. Producing journal article manuscripts from a doctoral dissertation March 13, 2023

    Posted in academia, research.

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  5. Qualitative Literacy: A Guide to Evaluating Ethnographic and Interview Research (my reading notes) September 22, 2022

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

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  6. The logic of research inquiry and the use of the puzzle approach in research design August 27, 2022

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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  7. 4 lessons I learned (the hard way) about health, overwork, and life as an academic August 25, 2022

    Posted in academia, research.

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  8. Preparing for the PhD defense/viva? Use the GDN instead of a DTP August 21, 2022

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  9. The missing link in the literature review process: 4 elements to look for when reviewing the literature July 22, 2022

    Posted in academia, research.

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  10. On writing about, thinking and teaching research methods. April 23, 2022

    Posted in academia, fieldwork, research, research methods, teaching, writing.

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  11. We lack serious training in research methods choice and selection November 15, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, teaching.

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  12. A proposed heuristic to choose which note-taking technique we should use: Index Cards, Cornell Notes, Everything Notebook and Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump (CSED) rows/Synthetic Notes July 16, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Linking theory with research, choosing a theoretical framework and developing alternative explanations December 22, 2020

    Posted in academia, research.

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  17. Project management for academics III: Juggling multiple writing/research projects September 13, 2020

    Posted in academia, organization, planning, productivity, research.

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  18. Writing a Response-To-Reviewers-And-Editors letter August 7, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  19. An expansive framework to go from idea to abstract to introduction to table of contents to full paper/dissertation/thesis/book August 7, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  20. Writing by memorandums April 29, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  21. Toilet paper hoarding, reverse quarantining and individual responses to governmental inaction April 18, 2020

    Posted in academia, research.

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

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  23. What are the differences between a Research Trajectory, a Research Programme and a Research Pipeline? April 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, planning, productivity, research.

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  24. Writing and revising I: Write to withstand scrutiny from an audience that cares April 12, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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