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Research update #63: Where to put theory in the thesis

Hi everyone with an interest in Research – I’ve spent a few days poring over theses related to edvisor themes trying to work out how people talk about theory (and methods) and where they actually […]

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Thoughts on: Leading the way: A critical narrative about the creation of an online professional development program (Wilder, 2020)(thesis)

I really struggled with this thesis at first because it is written in a very conversational, narrative style. I realised that this was a significant part of the point of the research – the first […]

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Research update #53: Methodology or Messodology?

I have identified around 17 different types of data that I want to collect for this research. I have been waiting for people who know more about this than I do to say – ‘you’re […]

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Research update #52: holy shit, I’m a researcher

I mean, I guess I am anyway. After a great deal of panic and uncertainty about my methodology (particularly), I flew through my thesis proposal review/confirmation thing a few weeks ago and it was signed […]

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Research update #50: Thesis proposal feedback day

I got some rich, detailed feedback on my thesis proposal from Peter. Given that this was firmly entrenched in my mind as a first draft, I was prepared for the worst – I think – […]

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Research update #49: Thesis Proposal writing day 18. Done and sent

Who has 12570 words, 2 thumbs and just sent in the first (ish, let’s say version 1.5) draft of his thesis proposal? This guy, that’s who. Just in time for my completely arbitrary yet somehow […]

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Research update #48: Proposal writing day 16 – Hitting paydirt

So you know how they say that you’ll never feel like you’ve read enough for your lit review and there comes a point where you just need to stop and work with what you have? […]

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Research update #47: Proposal writing day (I don’t know, stuff, like 15 or something) – Tinkering and tweaking

I’ve reached that glorious part of holidays where you have to check which day it is. I’ve been pecking away at the proposal on most days to different degrees and the biggest realisation that I […]

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Research update #46: Proposal writing day 11 – improving the good sentence

Another pretty decent day of writing, I think (hope). I’m still possibly procrastinating the research methodology section, which really is kind of small and I’m not sure why I’m avoiding it but the background and […]

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Research update #45: Proposal writing day 10 – that’s a good sentence

I just wrote a sentence in my thesis proposal and I actually said out loud – 'that's a good sentence, I'm happy with that'. #nice — Colin Simpson (@gamerlearner) December 21, 2017 It’s true. I’m […]

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