Tag: research

Ethnographic inquiry

I’m hoping to start a pilot for my classroom ethnographic study very soon, and Heath and Street’s primer has been an excellent guide to preparation for an ethnographic study. Whilst my pilot will be a ‘light touch’ version of my doctoral study, it is important for me to […]

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 […]