Author Archives: pat thomson

About pat thomson

Pat Thomson is Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK

welcome to the archive of lost literatures papers

Ah, you’ve arrived.  So good to see you. We don’t get nearly enough visitors.. We’ll start here. Over here in the corner. Yes, here. It’s a bit dark, but never mind. We always start here… with this filing cabinet of rejected papers. … Continue reading

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recruiting participants for research – do we need a public participation research panel?

Salma Patel is a doctoral researcher in the International Digital Laboratory at the  University of Warwick,. Her website is www.salmapatel.co.uk and she tweets as @salma_patel. The data collection for my PhD thesis is almost complete now. Two qualitative studies, and the validation of a … Continue reading

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writing a publishable literature review paper – four options

After you’ve spent loads of time reading, summarising and synthesising the literatures for your research, it’s hardly surprising that you might wonder whether all of this work can be turned into something publishable. I certainly encounter many doctoral researchers who want to … Continue reading

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things to do during the PhD – publish articles on the side

Marianne Hem Eriksen is an archaeologist at the University of Oslo, Norway. She recently won a mobility grant from the Research Council of Norway/Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions, and is excitedly planning her move to Cambridge, UK, for two years. Marianne completed … Continue reading

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imagination and “the interview”

Many of you may well now be starting your field work. And at least some of you will be conducting interviews. That’s an interesting word – “conduct”. One definition of conduct is simply “to organise and carry out”, so to … Continue reading

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