- public engagement – renovating the public
- recruiting participants for research – do we need a public participation research panel?
- writing a publishable literature review paper – four options
- things to do during the PhD – publish articles on the side
- imagination and “the interview”
- public engagement reframed – in the PhD
- word repetition… just find substitutes?
- (re)framing “public engagement”
- writing the introduction to a journal article
- academic creativity in the here and now
- my holiday reading – not the usual
- patter’s year
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Monthly Archives: March 2013
As is generally the case, one of my two posts for the week focuses on academic writing. This time I’m looking at putting the thesis together. It usual for people to start writing their thesis text in the middle – … Continue reading
Last week, a letter with the signatures of 100 education academics was sent to the British newspaper The Independent. It offered a very abbreviated set of concerns about the development of the English national curriculum. The concerns expressed were not … Continue reading
I’m currently reading my fifth doctoral thesis for the year. I realized a while ago that I’ve now examined at least fifty doctorates. I guess that’s a lot. I recently decided to go back to my examination reports to see … Continue reading
A while ago I was part of a tweet conversation about being misquoted. I think it began with someone asking whether anyone had been misquoted and what it felt like. I said that I had, and volunteered to blog about … Continue reading
A post where I have a small rant about one of my least favorite research expressions… We’ve all heard of a Freudian slip. This is where we inadvertently say something that unintentionally reveals an unconscious, or repressed, feeling, idea or … Continue reading