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Thinking About Action Research and Time

In researching pedagogy, one of the methodological approaches I favour is action research. In some quarters action research is out of favour. It is seen as being too ‘local’, too ‘small scale’, and has little to say in the rush towards finding pedagogic ‘solutions’, the bread and butter of the ‘what works’ movement. 908 more words


What Exactly do You Want to Find Out?

This is always my Proffesor’s question: what do you want to find out? what EXACTLY do you want to find out? He is an expert in methodology and he believes that answering these questions will help to develop the method for research. 1,472 more words

Research Design

Air Monitoring Training Workshop

July 9, 2015

Durham, NC

EPA’s Office of Research & Development hosted community leaders from across the United States at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina for a training/workshop on emerging low-cost air monitoring technology. 343 more words


Phases of the research: Phase 1 - Infrastructuring

Part 2 of some retrospective sensemaking of my research fellowship within the Policy Lab team in the Cabinet Office.

Phase 1 Infrastructuring: January – early May 2015… 1,375 more words


Construct Validity: the Rule of Law (Part I)

Many of the big important questions we as social scientists tend to ask are difficult to measure. For example, how do you take out a ruler and measure a component of what makes up a democracy? 1,906 more words

Construct Validity

Phases of the research: Phase 0 - Discovery

This blog is a public-facing vehicle for findings from my one-year, three-day a week AHRC research fellowship based in Policy Lab, a small team based within the Cabinet Office working with government departments. 1,306 more words


"That is so random!" But is it Representative?

What makes a good sample in research?  One thing.  And it isn’t random selection.  (Surprised?)

It is representativeness.  No matter how the sample was picked, it must be… 472 more words

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