Tag «research»

Technology & Data Collection

For the last two weeks, I have been writing about qualitative research methods courses that are typically offered at the doctorate level. I began by discussing my experiences with just being able to teach such a course. I followed that up by looking at what goes on in introductory level qualitative research courses (in my …

Qualitative Research Courses

Last week, I wrote about my struggles in getting to teach the introductory qualitative research course. These were not my struggles in teaching it. It was the about the difficulties I faced in just getting to teach it a single time. But lately I’ve been thinking about the courses we (as in just the doctoral …

The Politics of Teaching

Teaching is a political act. What we teach, and how we teach it, is all very political and grounded in our ideologies.¬†I am sure you already know that. But that’s not what I want to talk about today. Instead, I want to take a different look at the political process of teaching in higher ed: …

Live Field Notes

This blog is really intended to discuss my teaching practices. However, today I want to point you in the direction of my newest research project in the off-chance that you’re interested in that sort of thing. I just start an ethnography (as of today, only two field visits). It’ll last at least a year and …

Communicating Research Broadly & Creatively

I think it’s time – way past the time – for those of us who conduct research to examine how we communicate our work and who we communicate it to. I’ve written about this before. In previous posts, I’ve talked about the traditional concept of a research agenda and how I think we need to …

Reconstructing the Research Agenda

In the Land of Academia, particularly in the subdivisions that focus on research, having a research agenda is a vital part of what we do. Your agenda sets the stage for who you are and what you do. It sends a message to others about your area of specialty and what you are known for. …