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Tag Archives: Simon Bailey
The final and fifth post in this series on being a researcher on other people’s projects comes from Dr Simon Bailey. Simon is Research Fellow, CLAHRC Greater Manchester Alliance, Manchester Business School. I’m what you might call a career contract researcher. This wasn’t … Continue reading
This is a follow on to a recent patter post about writing the self into the introduction to the thesis. It takes up the issue of how different disciplines frame the ways in which the self is presented in the text – or not. … Continue reading
This post is written by Simon Bailey, a Research Fellow in the Business School at the University of Manchester. As a unique contribution to knowledge, doctorates are by definition very individual things. Though planning is very important, plans must be … Continue reading
This guest blog by Dr Simon Bailey, a research fellow at the Manchester Business School, addresses a very messy area in research – that of the basis on which we recruit people to our projects. WHAT’VE THE RESEARCHERS EVER DONE … Continue reading