Tag: research

Reflections on reading

Having scoped the literature, although not completely exhaustively, a conclusion that can be drawn from the mass of differing evidence seen is that research outcomes appear to be dependent on their particular contexts and specific methodologies employed in each case. Whether writers – both skilled and un-skilled – […]

PhD Reflections 2: Research Design

The first year of a PhD usually involves a study of research methods, strategies of inquiry, and epistemological and ontological underpinnings of research. Our ontology, or better termed worldview (Creswell, 2009), is the lens through which we look at our research problem. Whilst this is inevitably connected to […]

Can Computers Change The Way People Write?

This post is based on my Masters dissertation, as well as a couple of workshops delivered at IATEFL Pre-Conference Event 2009 (Cardiff) and NATECLA 2009 (Leeds) My small-scale study aimed to discover differences in the writing processes of ESOL learners whilst completing timed writing tasks across paper-based (PB) […]