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Why I audio record research conversations, and how I do it ethically

When conducting depth interviews or focus groups it is conventional for a researcher to audio record the conversations, with the consent of the respondent.  A lot of respondents are initially a little wary of this so I thought I’d explain what my needs are in relation to audio recordings, and what happens to the recording following the conversation. 674 more words

The Significance of Touch

We live in a language-centered culture and so it is no surprise that the methods we use to investigate our social relations focus largely on language. 253 more words


online training in image elicitation methods - pre-register now!

Last year, I worked with Professor Helen Lomax and Dr Nick Mahony to produce three online advanced research training modules in image elicitation methods.  Each module will run once in the next three years, funded by the… 65 more words

Visual Research Methods

Pigs as Spare (Human) Parts

Syd M Johnson maintains that we need to consider the ethical implications of growing organs for humans in pigs.
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Would You Want Your Parents to Know?

A new experiment at Harvard’s Student Social Support R&D Lab indicates that students in a summer program did better when their parents received a weekly one-sentence about their children’s performance.  51 more words

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How to Assess Needs?

Who can best determine what people in a community need to improve their lives?  Asking them seems to be the most helpful part of a good needs assessment.  103 more words

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