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Category Archives: academic blogging
Patter is about to have a little break from blogging. Not for long. Just a few days. Patter will be back in the New Year on Monday January 5th. In the last post for 2014 it’s time to have a … Continue reading
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This is a modified version of the contribution I’ve made to `Social media in social research: Blogs on blurring the boundaries. I reckon it’s a good idea to blog your research. It’s a way to tell people what you’re doing and … Continue reading
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I often get asked about the pros and cons of doctoral researchers blogging, and I know other colleagues do too. There isn’t a right or wrong answer to the question of course, it’s always an “It depends”. But here’s a … Continue reading
This week a few bits and pieces about blogging have arrived in my inbox – and since I only seem able to hold the most urgent pile of events and demands in my mind, they’ve commanded my attention. First of … Continue reading
Last Friday I was part of a workshop on doctoral research and ethics held at the Cambridge School of Education. Anna Robinson Pant began the day talking about cultural dilemmas in academic writing and doctoral research. She has written a … Continue reading
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I often get asked why I left Australia to come to the UK. Apart from the obvious answers – (1) a job, (2) well it wasn’t the weather, and (3) it was a late career adventure – the question is … Continue reading