patter’s 2013 top ten

Patter is having a tiny post Christmas breather. This is partly because you all are too … but it’s also because I’m in the middle of a large bit of literature work and I just need to be eyes down for the next few days…

But I did get a minute to look at what had been the most popular posts this year. Here’s your top ten.

(10) The thesis conclusion – mise en place – that’s about assembling all the bits in one place, getting ready to write

(9) How not to fail the PhD – some tips from an examiner’s perspective

(8) Not all literature reviews are the same – get clear about what you’re doing with all that reading and noting

(7) The lit review- beware the list – nothing wrong with a good list, as long as it’s not THAT chapter

(6) The PhD by publication – the first of a series of posts about this alternative genre

(5) What not to do in the thesis conclusion – some common mistakes to avoid

(4) 13 reasons why researchers get asked to write their methods chapter again – better to be forewarned

(3) Foucauldian discourse analysis – an oldie but a goodie, it’s a bit of scaffolding to get you started

(2) Seven reasons why journals reject papers – another perennial concern

And coming in right at the top…

(1) Methodology isn’t methods – an important distinction that too many people gloss over.

If you missed any of those, here they are in one handy set of links.

Seasons greetings to all.

About pat thomson

Pat Thomson is Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK
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3 Responses to patter’s 2013 top ten

  1. You are a wonderful “guide on the side”. Thank you and happy new year from someone who is up to her neck in corrections.


  2. Y. Prior says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post and share with readers. 🙂 Best wishes with your work! ~Yvette


  3. Pingback: January: Month of the ‘Best of…’ Posts [EduLinks] | TheUniversityBlog

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