Research and Study skills resources & training

How to develop a good research topic? – Academics after work #1 (video)


Here it is, the first interview in the “Academics after work” series that I am planning to record at different universities across the UK (and maybe beyond). Dr Joan Cutting, senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, talks about developing a good research topic and some general studying tips. This was also added as a… Read More ›

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You have collected your data – now what? Deciding what to analyse in your data and what to present in your results and discussion chapters


  It is not uncommon to experience what this student described above. You have collected all your data (you may have also analysed some of it, at least initially) and now you are wondering what to do next. You may be wondering not only how to present it, but also what to present in the… Read More ›

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Researcher’s place and identity in Qualitative Research


“Arguably, in qualitative educational research, we, as researchers, sometimes underestimate our power and can be guilty of underestimating the power of our participants too and the rich data they provide. This is why I believe that these power relations should be clearly and unequivocally stated and them embraced as part of the research process where… Read More ›

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“How do I know I’m coding well in qualitative analysis?” by Dr Nick Hopwood


I just wanted to share Dr Nick Hopwood’s post on coding in qualitative research: “coding can be incredibly valuable to us as qualitative data analysts. The problem is, it’s really easy to be busy coding but not to be doing so well. In this post I’m trying to spell out what it might mean to… Read More ›