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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
The problem of word over-use often occurs when you are reporting what other people have written or told you. How, for instance, can you avoid writing ‘said’ over and over? Reading the same word several times can be extremely boring. … Continue reading
This is from something I wrote a long time ago, but it still seems to have relevance. My writing ‘voice’ betrays its origin in a formal academic publication. However, the notion that academic work and academics’ learning continues in, through … Continue reading
So you want to write a journal article but are unsure about how to start it off? Well, here’s a few things to remember. The introduction to your journal article must create a good impression. Readers get a strong view … Continue reading
One of the benefits of a bit of down time is that the occasional thought comes to you, apparently from nowhere. Perhaps the thought might be the beginning of a new idea, perhaps an insight into an ongoing project, a new … Continue reading