"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 … Continue reading Researcher’s place and identity in Qualitative Research
When I was a PhD student, I was lucky enough to have a supervisor who constantly encouraged me to get involved in a variety of activities which I did not, at the time, perceive as being relevant to my main concern – writing my thesis. She encouraged me to submit my first conference paper, to … Continue reading Dr Kriukow’s guide to how to boost your job prospects while studying
“In 1991, a Miami woman walking through the lobby of an office building casually noticed two men standing together. Several minutes after her departure, the men murdered a person working in the building. Police investigators determined that the woman was the only person who had observed the two suspects and could possibly describe them. In … Continue reading Cognitive Interview
I know that plenty has been written on this topic, but while the first 2 techniques that I propose below may or may not work for you, please do try the 3rd one, as it has really changed my life! Breaking writing tasks into smaller ones. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. … Continue reading Kill that Writer’s Block (3 strategies)!
The following questions were sent to me recently by one of you: I really like these questions, as not so long ago I was facing the same problem. Interestingly, the dilemmas described above have, in fact, been dividing Grounded Theory (GT) scholars for years… It is a common belief that since in GT studies the … Continue reading 2 dilemmas of Grounded Theory (when to write the literature review and is it good to have “pre-existing knowledge”?)
In September 2017 I was invited by the Polish Psychologists’ Association to facilitate a workshop for Polish migrants on Communication in English. I called this workshop “Expressing yourself and expressing Your Self in English” and I spoke about English as a Lingua Franca, links between language and identity, and why how we, Non-native English Speakers … Continue reading Who Owns English and why is this important?
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 … Continue reading “How do I know I’m coding well in qualitative analysis?” by Dr Nick Hopwood