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Reflexivity, researching close to home, and A.N. Announcement

A few Fridays back, I attended a BSA Postgraduate Regional Event on the complexities of reflexivity in social research. It was a really good day, full of a series of interconnected and flowing discussions about power relations in research, the … Continue reading

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Dog-whistles: So high-pitched yet everyone can hear them

*Note: I wrote the following last week, and proposed it as a local newspaper column, but it hasn’t been accepted for print: this hopefully explains its rather explanatory/overview nature and the fact I couldn’t go into every avenue of discussion. … Continue reading

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Leading questions: On social science and journalism

I teach a module on qualitative interviewing. The assessment requires students to complete a single in-depth, semi-structured interview, and design a research project around it; a journal article if you will, based on one interview. For many students it is … Continue reading

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Death rattles: Sound in journal articles; sounds in a dying building

A few years ago I wrote a blog detailing a new research group here at Hallam, the Space/Place research group. I don’t do a great deal to do with space or place, but new shiny things attract me, and the … Continue reading

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The end of the sabbatical: Five things

Today I was back! back! back! from sabbatical. Actually, given the university was closed today I could’ve had another day without tackling the great admin mountain that had built up in my absence, but as I am an idiot I … Continue reading

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Academic time, not like real time

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss When I was a … Continue reading

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Market logic and voluntary spirit

Another new article sees the light of day. It’s the fourth article using material from my PhD, but only very loosely. In fact it’s the most strident thing I’ve written, with most of the ambivalent caveating left on the cutting … Continue reading

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