Category Archives: interview

big researchers don’t cry?

This is a guest post from Jozica Kutin. Jozica is a researcher and PhD candidate at RMIT University, Melbourne.   At the end of each research interview I tell the person I’ve interviewed how appreciative I am of their time and … Continue reading

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imagination and “the interview”

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

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do I have to transcribe the interviews I do?

Well no. Of course not. You don’t have to. But you might want to… and here’s why. One of the great pleasures about researching is that you get to talk to lots of different people. They’ll usually have something interesting … Continue reading

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can you write about mess in your thesis, and if so, how? part one

This post is written by Dr Peter Matthews who works in the School of the Built Environment at Herriott Watt. Peter’s blog is Urbanity…History and he tweets as @urbaneprofessor. I asked him to show and tell how he talked about … Continue reading

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