Category Archives: Howard Becker

don’t try to write “classy” – starting the phd

One of the earliest books on academic writing in the social sciences is by Howard Becker. Or  Howie as I gather he likes to be known. As I don’t know him, I’m compelled to call him by the full name … Continue reading

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writing course: The Literatures

So next to The Literatures. Literatures, a broad term covering anything from the scholarly works to popular texts, social and print media and policy texts. But always including the scholarly materials relevant to the research being reported in the paper. … Continue reading

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finding and defining your research agenda

I have what could be seen as a pretty messy cv. This is not because I’ve switched from schools to universities but rather that the research and writing that I’ve done seems to cover pretty disparate areas. If you just … Continue reading

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