- on not writing from the PhD
- the PhD = acquiring know how
- post conference reflections – on networking and “reporting back”
- conference day four
- conference day three
- conference blog day two
- conference evening one
- have I got “advice” for you…
- what is an “original contribution”?
- book update – on the importance of chapter structure
- literature know-how – beware too much naming, not enough framing
- PDF alibi syndrome
CopyrightPatter by Pat Thomson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at Patricia.Thomson@nottingham.ac.uk.
Follow me on TwitterMy Tweets
- abstracts academic blogging academic book academic writing argument authority in writing blogging books book writing chapter co-writing conclusion conference conference papers conference presentation contribution crafting writing data dissertation doctoral education doctoral research early career researchers epistemology ethics examiner feedback introduction journal literature review mess metaphor methods chapter peer review PhD public engagement publishing reader reading research methods research project revision signposts supervision Tate Summer School theory thesis time Uncategorized voice writing
Top Posts & Pages
- aims and objectives - what's the difference?
- the ten habits of highly unsuccessful research bid writers
- on not writing from the PhD
- what is an "original contribution"?
- what not to do in a thesis conclusion, part one: christmas present five
- what’s with the name doctoral ‘student’?
- writing the thesis
- methodology isn't methods.. or... what goes in a methods chapter
- have I got "advice" for you...
- connecting chapters/chapter introductions
Category Archives: data
You’ve read hundreds of books. You’ve waded through archival material. You’ve got mountains of surveys, folders full of transcripts, notebooks stuffed with barely legible field notes, and rather more photographs than you initially intended. Now what? How is it going … Continue reading
A post for National Poetry Day. It is pretty common for research methods courses and books to suggest that qualitative researchers read through their data – such as interview transcripts – several times. Reading through happens before you get down … Continue reading
When I’m beginning a new slab of data analysis I try to locate a strategic way into the overall topic. I look to see if there are one or two things that I can do fairly quickly to create something … Continue reading
It’s summer in the UK and we are officially on leave. Well, only sort of. Most academics manage to squeeze in a bit of time off, but I had my week in France a few weeks ago because I knew … 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
This post is from Inger, Thesis Whisperer, about the process of researching academic blogs. Here she discusses making decisions about method, and provides a glimpse, via a link to her google doc, of actual data analysis happening in real time. … Continue reading
Well, no. Not exactly. There is more involved in making choices about how to write for your target journal than simply deciding to adopt their usual writing style. I need to explain this assertion. Let’s take the example of what … Continue reading