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Research Methodology

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'Research Methodology'

 

#phdchat tweet log - 15th February 2012

 

@NSRiazat - Welcome to #phdchat - topic tonight is 'research methodology'.

@srossmktg - Methods? What methods? #phdchat

@planetchampion - methods are different to methodology. methodology is the underpinning principles of inquiry e.g. reductionism/generalisation #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - Hi everyone. Looking forward to tonight's discussion. Very timely as I revisit methodology chapter #phdchat

@merry30 - Wow I'm actually (mostly) in time for #phdchat - first time in ages!

@daciatakesnote - Wow #phdchat is just in time-any interdisciplinarians (I'm visual culture/history/critical race theory) have a particular modus operandi?

@EmmaBurnettx - @planetchampion Yes, methodology - the underpinning theory of what you are doing and why. Methods: what you are actually doing #phdchat

@NSRiazat - Am using Grounded Theory and found methodology the most straightforward chapter to write of all the thesis. #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @LBA_OX12 this is the methods which are informed by methodology #phdchat

@srossmktg - Essay 1: Survey and Hypothetical scenarios. Essay 2: Experiments. #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - @NSRiazat can u tell Ur Topic of PhD research??? #Phdchat

@amcunningham - @VictoriaBetton would love to chat to you sometime! #phdchat @sazjbrown

@NSRiazat - @aeratcliffe Let us know how London goes. #phdchat

@planetchampion - @daciatakesnote depends on your underpinning beliefs and values Darcia -you need to understand those 1st #phdchat

@jennacondie - @EmmaBurnettx I'm revisiting my methodology chapter too, it's a bit of a mess:( #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @NSRiazat using interpretive approach, link to social constructionism. 'borrowing' constant comparative analy from Grounded theory #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - Dilemma, do I follow #smwnmc or #phdchat now? Both fascinating!

@EmmaBurnettx - @jennacondie I feel exactly the same! #phdchat

@lizith - I've ended up using systems thinking/systems approaches which is methodologically challenging, but works for me #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @jennacondie What methodology are you using? #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @NSRiazat yes that was my experience too. I found writing methodology chapter really therapeutic! #phdchat

@planetchampion - @EmmaBurnettx @NSRiazat Glad you said interpretive and not interpretivist -that term is actually specific to phenemenology! #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - .@planetchampion I'm pretty sure I have a handle on those, but still feels like I'm cobbling everything together. #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - Methodology fits as by nature of ur topic itself. History mostly goes wid archival methods, ethnography goes with survey, interviw #PhdChat

@JackieKirkham - @fentski I know I'm going to have to keep switching! Too bad both chats happening at same time! #smwnmc #phdchat

@srossmktg - As one of the few quant-based researchers here, I'm going to meet with my advisor now. Not much to contribute to qual discussion. #phdchat

@jennacondie - @EmmaBurnettx been trying to do a narrative-discursive approach but it's just not working for me, finding it hard to combine #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @planetchampion @NSRiazat funny you should say that. Just been reading about the differences. Initially thought they were the same #phdchat

@planetchampion - @lizith Systems Thinking -interesting -what authors are you referring to? my external was Checkland #PhDchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @jennacondie Are you thinking of changing? #phdchat

@planetchampion - @daciatakesnote That might be a natural phase of the phd -where are you in time? #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @srossmktg hope you have a good meeting! Speak soon #phdchat

@lizith - @planetchampion wow! I've done a general chapter introducing systems & then using gen. systems approach with mix of authors #phdchat

@lizith - @planetchampion mention Checkland, MC Jackson, Bronfenbrenner, Luhmann and others #phdchat

@planetchampion - @lizith Who Who Who! :-) #phdchat

@lizith - @planetchampion if you are into systems, you don't fancy yourself as a critical reader do you? #phdchat

@doc2be - @NSRiazat Using Netnography (online ethnography) and I have the book by the author and he makes it easy to learn/do. #phdchat

@jennacondie - @EmmaBurnettx just asked supervisors if I can do a more 'straight down the line' discursive psychology & would it be enough to pass!#phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @jennacondie Fingers crossed for a yes answer! #phdchat

@planetchampion - @lizith that would be unethical If I were your supervisor I would blow my top! happy to chat though And have the workload from hell #phdchat

@jennacondie - #phdchat Any tips for writing critically? Feedback from supervisors is that my writing is essentialist!

@jennacondie - @EmmaBurnettx I hope so, I really want to do a great #phd but at this point I just want to finish & move on #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @srossmktg hope meeting goes well. Sorry for qual-heaviness! Quants a mystery to me! #phdchat

@planetchampion - @jennacondie Being too descriptive? Try plotting a storyline -that is exciting and has momentum -that way you will argue more #phdchat

@SueFolley - Hi all at #phdchat I am using case study methodology and my methods are interviews; questionnaire and document analysis...

@mnaveedakhtar1 - research on governance,capacity development in Pakistan, what cud take shape? #phdchat

@CET47 - Hi @SueFoley im using case study methodology as well. #phdchat #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - @SueFolley first tell about ur topic of research?? #phdchat

@Judiebbrell - interesting chat lots of methods I have never considered - I'm using Participatory action research - anyone got experience of this? #phdchat

@SueFolley - I found my methodology the most difficult chapter to write as struggled with all the philosophy stuff. It held my research up a lot #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @planetchampion @jennacondie that's the key isn't? finding your story from beginning to end amongst a mass if qualitative data #phdchat

@planetchampion - @SueFolley Case study is a method -not methodology -what are your underpinning principles? I would say science #phdchat

@SueFolley - @mnaveedakhtar1 my topic is an exploration of tutors' early experiences of teaching online - what is yours? #phdchat

@planetchampion - @EmmaBurnettx @jennacondie totally agree! #phdchat

@SueFolley - @planetchampion I am using it as a methodology in itself - it is quite common in qualitative research #phdchat

@lizith - @planetchampion 2/2 & using systems to form a basis for using diags with narrative and some other stuff - very general #phdchat

@SueFolley - @CET47 Great! It is quite a flexible approach - what is your topic/area? #phdchat

@jennacondie - @planetchampion Thats a good idea:) Its more that my lit chapters don't read like a social constructionist piece of work #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @planetchampion @jennacondie and acknowledging that not everything will go into thesis. A good bit likely to be out with #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - @SueFolley I m working on "Governance in Pak and Role of INGOs" #phdchat

@lizith - @planetchampion essentially based on sensing/understanding which are first 2 phases in the simplified OU models for systems #phdchat

@planetchampion - did my phd using action research finished in 3 yrs around 3 kids! -Why the 'participatory'? AR is by definition collaborative #phdchat

@CET47 - @SueFolley Im looking at methods of teaching higher education students about environmental sustainability #phdchat #phdchat

@merry30 - @SueFolley Mine held my research up too - didn't want to start second phase of data collection until it was done! #phdchat

@planetchampion - @SueFolley I know case studies are common -but it's still a method not a methodology ignorance is also common! #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley it's taken me a while to get my head round all the philosophical stuff also. Probably not quite there even now #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - @SueFolley @planetchampion how many case studies would b sufficient for ur research?? #phdchat

@planetchampion - @lizith still not mentioned any authors Liz! #phdchat

@jennacondie - @SueFolley this is what's currently happening with me, fog of epistemology, ontology etc holding me up, how did u move forward? #phdchat

@SueFolley - @CET47 cool - sounds interesting - what stage are you at? #phdchat

@Judiebbrell - @planetchampion participatory relates to my role as practitioner researcher - mine is part time round 4 kids and full time job! #phdchat

@evalantsoght - if I finish this section I'll be going home and take a shot of jack daniels Tennessee honey. must. soldier. through. #phdchat

@CET47 - @SueFolley im only starting data collection now, so very early stages. How are you getting on #phdchat #phdchat

@planetchampion - @lizith Hmmn -need to read SSM mode 2 stuff Checkland 1999 -just read the appendix at the front and then get in touch #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 I was exactly the same - I stopped collecting data and spent 6 months trying to get it - then moved on regardless :) #phdchat

@strictlykaren - I'm using hermenuetic approach, have used individual and couples interviews as methods #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - @planetchampion @lizith criticism is common more than doing work, particular mind work with output. #phdchat

@SueFolley - @planetchampion I have several texts discussing case study as a methodology - it can be either. #phdchat

@merry30 - @planetchampion @SueFolley I consider case study a methodology - you need methods in order to study the case. #phdchat

@planetchampion - @Judiebbrell you still don't need that word -occam's razor and all that the researcher does participate by def Rapoprt 1970 #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - I'm doing "image-based research" and using critical race theory + historical research methods to discuss 18th C British Caricature #phdchat

@SueFolley - @EmmaBurnettx No me neither - accepting that I may never fully understand it! #phdchat

@merry30 - @planetchampion @SueFolley Though qual methodology literature often argues that it can be both. #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - I feel like I'm just making this method up as I go along #phdchat

@planetchampion - @merry30 @SueFolley Methodology is the set of principles underpinning the method but many people adopt the same approach as you #phdchat

@planetchampion - @merry30 @SueFolley I blame Bryman! #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley We just have to find externals that are not bothered about it! Lol #phdchat

@Judiebbrell - @planetchampion thanks will investigate Rapaport further #phdchat

@SueFolley - @mnaveedakhtar1 just doing one - not doing a comparison between cases #phdchat

@merry30 - @SueFolley Oh thank God - I thought it was just me!! :-D #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - It feels like a Frankenstein Monster method. #phdchat #itsALIVE

@SueFolley - @jennacondie I still don't fully get it but just tried to read a lot and spent six months trying to write the methodology chapter #phdchat

@merry30 - @SueFolley @planetchampion Agreed. (Tho personally I find the argument for cs as a method to be unconvincing.) #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @planetchampion So philosophical framework part of methodology? #phdchat

@SueFolley - @jennacondie But I would say keep reading but carry on anyway - it slowly starts to make sense but def a process so keep going #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @daciatakesnote how far into your PhD are you? it sounds interesting. #phdchat

@SueFolley - @CET47 I am hoping to submit later this year -done all data collection last year so at writing up phase -doing it p/t though #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - Also important part of methodology chapter is reflexivity.. #phdchat

@planetchampion - @EmmaBurnettx Absolutely if you do not understand your underpinning beliefs how can you understand your bias -all research has bias #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - @LouiseABoyd In the middle of my 7th year (OMG!), 1st year of just writing #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - @SueFolley Anyhow more cases will give u more concrete resulting, reliable and credible finding, without making any comparison.#phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 yes agreed that is what I thought too... #phdchat

@merry30 - @planetchampion Oh, I'm not doing case studies. I'm just interested....! #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - @LouiseABoyd And thanks, it does keep my attention :) #phdchat

@planetchampion - @EmmaBurnettx Espwcialy imp for qualitative research. Quants people don't often reflect -they just believe their numbers #phdchat

@merry30 - @daciatakesnote I think that's normal :-) #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley p/t is tough sometimes isn't it? Do you get a block off time off for writing up? We get a whole semester #phdchat

@Judiebbrell - @SueFolley @merry30 @SueFolley Guess this is normal. came out of interim more questions than answers! told to 'get used to it!' #phdchat

@SueFolley - @EmmaBurnettx yes that it top of my list after sympathetic of course! - they must not have a sociological background!! :)) #phdchat

@jennacondie - @SueFolley thanks for advice! Slow & steady wins the race:) Just not a right lot of time left! #ticktock #phdchat

@shaileshak - I am thinking of short and long semi-structured interviews for my phenomenographic study. Anyone using phenomenography? #phdchat

@planetchampion - @merry30 @SueFolley It's totally fine to be unconvinced by an argument -it's vital tho to understand why you are unconvinced #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - @merry30 heh, thank you! That actually helps a lot. Sometimes I need to hear that I'm flailing along with everyone else. #phdchat

@sarahthesheepu - #phdchat I know it's not methods related but signed my contract for my book with @thesiswhisperer today I'll be in print soon

@merry30 - @planetchampion @SueFolley For what? My "ignorance" re case studies? My opinion is based on more than Bryman. #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @planetchampion which is why I find qual much more exciting! #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - .@sarahthesheepu @thesiswhisperer KICK ASS! #phdchat

@SueFolley - @jennacondie yes that is what I have learnt - you don't need to get it all at the start - you learn as you go - just keep plodding #phdchat

@srossmktg - Woohoo, quant data moving forward... #phdchat

@CET47 - @SueFolley i admire anyone doing a PhD part time that must be so difficult! #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @daciatakesnote is that full or part time? i'm just a few months into my 1st year so still considering which methodologies to use #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - @sarahthesheepu @thesiswhispererCongrats Can U tell us what the book is about? #phdchat #phdchat

@planetchampion - @mnaveedakhtar1 @SueFolley Underpinning methodology = science i.e. looking for repeatability and generalisation #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @sarahthesheepu That's fantastic news!!!!! Hope you have the bubbly on tap tonight?! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @planetchampion @EmmaBurnettx found discerning philosophy and theory relevant to study challenging to reconcile in early stages #phdchat

@merry30 - @jennacondie @SueFolley I wrote mine, broke my head over describing epist., ont. etc, and then my sup said I should take it out! #phdchat

@SueFolley - @EmmaBurnettx No i asked for time to write up and they have generously allowed me 4 days!! Was hoping for weeks rather than days :( #phdchat

@CET47 - @sarahthesheepu thats amazing well done! #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - @LouiseABoyd Full time, but I had a baby in my 5th year which added time-to-completion. Welcome to the party! What's your field? #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @srossmktg lol - glad meeting was positive! #phdchat

@SueFolley - @shaileshak Good topic - you will find lots of participants through #phdchat :))

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley oh no, that's not very generous :( #phdchat

@planetchampion - @strictlykaren @EmmaBurnettx You will obvs go far karen! #phdchat

@SueFolley - @mnaveedakhtar1 I am submitting later this year - just sticking with the one case :) Going for interpretive approach #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @EmmaBurnettx @SueFolley wow a whole semester, I've never managed to get more than a week. I can be in dundee in a hour! #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley do you get additional study days? I get 45 days a year as well as the semester for writing up. We are very lucky I think #phdchat

@SueFolley - @Judiebbrell yep definitely a learning curve! :) #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @daciatakesnote i'm looking at issues surrounding erotic Edo era Japanese art & how it is defined, collected, displayed etc #phdchat

@SueFolley - @CET47 yes it is tough - work full time, have 3 kids and doing p/t EdD - not much time for anything else! :) #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - .@LouiseABoyd That sounds awesome. Are you in Art History? #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @daciatakesnote congrats on your baby! I'm a mix of history of art, museum studies, gender studies, cultural studies and philosophy #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - Methodology is nt work to b struck but a description for ur reader to have idea abt wat u did and how u did. #phdchat

@srossmktg - Finding it funny that there's no quant people in #phdchat. Not sure if it's a testament to #phdchat and humanities, or lack of US. #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @EmmaBurnettx that is very generous, I get 15 days a year. :( #phdchat

@Notaphdthesis - Methodology is confusing term, theoretical framework clearer i think but that might be specific 2 me #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @EmmaBurnettx - also need to revisit methodology chapter. It's the first one I wrote in my first year. #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 mine too - and supervisor says it is fine - so putting my trust in that... and all the texts I have read :) #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley @mnaveedakhtar1interpetive approach for me too. Along with social constructionism #phdchat

@santinoregilme - "Ruling on German Academic Salaries 'Is a Disaster'" http://t.co/TobR5gau #Germany #academia #education #highered #phdchat #Berlin

@SueFolley - @planetchampion Not doing science - doing interpretative qualitative study. #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - .@LouiseABoyd thanks! she's more kid than baby now, but she's pretty rad. Your topic sounds interesting & I SO relate to your mix #phdchat

@jennacondie - @merry30 @suefolley oh no, that's the stuff that #phd nightmares are made of! #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @mnaveedakhtar1 agree #phdchat

@daciatakesnote - @srossmktg no rest for the weary? #phdchat

@shaileshak - @SueFolley thanks Sue. need to start contacting people :) #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 No!!!! I would be gutted! :) #phdchat

@merry30 - @srossmktg I'm half a quant person (or probably a third to be honest) - doing mixed methods quant then qual #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @EmmaBurnettx - grounded theory fitted best into my research design. #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @strictlykaren yes - my institution is very supportive. #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - @srossmktg Planning to do some quant alongside qual #phdchat #phdchat

@Eddienosbod - @EmmaBurnettx Hi Emma - I'm following a social constructionist path too #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JackieKirkham - data analysis is definitely not therapeutic in comparison to methodology chapter. :) #phdchat

@planetchampion - @SueFolley @CET47 Anyone doing a phd around kids gets an automatic medal! #phdrules #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - @merry30 @srossmktg Same here #phdchat #phdchat

@LizDobsonUoH - @EmmaBurnettx sorry sent my theory tweet from wrong twitter account! (see eddienosbod) #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley @mnaveedakhtar1 that meant to say - interpretive approach for me too. Along with social constructionism #phdchat

@SueFolley - @EmmaBurnettx None. Academic staff get a day a week & six weeks for write up. Support staff get nothing, well 4 days after begging #phdchat

@LizDobsonUoH - @planetchampion @SueFolley @CET47 Yes absolutely! #phdrules #phdchat

@jennacondie - @Notaphdthesis there's overlap for me I think! Just read separating theoretical & methodological frameworks into diff chapters... #phdchat

@SueFolley - @Judiebbrell no we are just hoping it will all be worth it in the end! Just thinking of using that Dr title! :) #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @srossmktg I will be doing grounded theory, so some quant there. :) I quite like quant. #phdchat

@merry30 - @jennacondie @suefolley I know! It was only the general definitions type stuff, but it had taken ages to write! #phdchat

@CET47 - @planetchampion i totally agree, im full time with no distractions and I find it difficult so I can only imagine kids in the mix #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @Eddienosbod ahh, that's good to know. I really like this approach! it fits my study so well #phdchat

@LizDobsonUoH - @SueFolley You get 6 weeks for writing up?! Hm. I wonder if that counts if you're not completing at Huddersfield? #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @daciatakesnote glad i'm not the only 1 who doesn't fit neatly into 1 category. I'm a magpie borrowing from anything interesting! #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @SueFolley - explored cast study approach using interviews and focus groups but then decided it would over complicate the findings #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @srossmktg don't know about that, but as qual researcher I like talking/listening/reading so #phdchat format feels very natural.

@merry30 - @jennacondie @suefolley His argument was that the examiners wd know it anyway, & it's boring :-) Still hv a disc. of my paradigms #phdchat

@Eddienosbod - @EmmaBurnettx interesting approach, it is perfect for my work also, but a lot to get my head around at first #phdchat

@srossmktg - @daciatakesnote No rest at all, I'm on an accelerated schedule now. #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @NSRiazat ain't that the truth! ;) #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @LizDobsonUoH lol! #phdchat

@srossmktg - @allonsdanser I wouldn't necessarily call grounded theory quant. ;P #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @LouiseABoyd My research prof really likes that idea of pragmatic research design. Use what works. #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 Agreed - each paragraph in my methodology took ages to write and reading it back it isn't all that brilliant!! :) #phdchat

@srossmktg - @JackieKirkham #phdchat is definitely qual loaded. #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @srossmktg Right, not pure quant, but some. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - Anyone do an initial pilot study to test the methodology/data collection methods which then informed the main study? #phdchat

@srossmktg - @allonsdanser Nah, not really quant at all. Definitely not positivist. :P #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @Notaphdthesis I found outlining theoretical framework in 1st chapter helped me to then better justify methodology/methods. #phdchat

@SueFolley - @LizDobsonUoH No I don't that is my whole point. Academic staff are supposed to get 6 weeks but not sure if have to be at Hudds #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@planetchampion: @merry30 @SueFolley I blame Bryman! #phdchat" - Bryman is a good all-round text for methodology. Also like Creswell.

@LBA_OX12 - @allonsdanser @LouiseABoyd Same here #phdchat #phdchat

@srossmktg - I took a qual methods class, but most of the qual discussion here goes straight over my head as I don't actively do it. #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @srossmktg I guess it depends upon what you include in the design. Research prof & I have talked about including some quant data. #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @Eddienosbod I agree. Still trying also. Hardest part is constantly trying to defend/vocalise it to others #phdchat

@merry30 - @NSRiazat Yes for quant data collection (didn't change much but a little bit), but not for methodology #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @allonsdanser thanks, nice to know others do that too! is that what you are doing? what is your topic? #phdchat

@planetchampion - @NSRiazat @merry30 @SueFolley BUT you need to go back to original philosophers Bryman is useful Intro but not PhD level #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @sarahthesheepu @thesiswhisperer - congratulations. :) #phdchat

@LizDobsonUoH - @SueFolley Ah, sorry, I just jumped in there and focused on the 6 week thing. My last 6 weeks is mostly over Easter break anyway #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@CET47: @SueFolley i admire anyone doing a PhD part time that must be so difficult! #phdchat" (It's a real balancing act)

@planetchampion - @NSRiazat yep did a pilot study -very useful in justifying method #phdchat

@jennacondie - @srossmktg I sometimes wish I was doing quant #phdchat

@srossmktg - @allonsdanser I'd see content analysis on the straddle. Its the quant version of grounded theory. #phdchat

@shaileshak - @sarahthesheepu thank you Sarah. Hope it will continue to be . Could I contact you at a further stage? @SueFolley #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - when u r clear abt ur research problem, it will make u clear how to investigate it. geting new facts often changes ur methods #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@everythingreal: @NSRiazat : is ur phd entirely qualitative?" - yes it is. Interview data main method of data collection. #phdchat

@debbiefuco - Educators, your opinion counts! Plz take research survey re SM & educator PD. http://t.co/hFb41Fbq #phdchat #highered

@Eddienosbod - @EmmaBurnettx yes I find that too. Main thing is to have examiners already familiar with this perspective. #phdchat

@planetchampion - @EmmaBurnettx @Eddienosbod Practice giving topic AND unique contribution in 2 mins (Time it) You will get better #phdchat

@merry30 - @planetchampion @NSRiazat @SueFolley Hm. What would you suggest as "PhD level"? #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @NSRiazat no pilot as such but refined interview technique following initial int and thro reflection and discussion with sips #phdchat

@srossmktg - @jennacondie Quant's got its own set of problems (no pun), but it has potential to move quicker. #phdchat

@Eddienosbod - @EmmaBurnettx then you're defending its relationship with your questions, not necessarily the theoretical approach fundamentally. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - Aghh...still scrolling through #phdchat thread and it's 8.30pm already folks. What a busy live session that was! :) #phdchat

@shaileshak - @NSRiazat I am thinking of using short interviews (less than 10 minutes) as part of my methodology. Could be like a pilot/survey #phdchat

@planetchampion - @jennacondie @srossmktg NEVER! Qual is BEST!!!! ;-) #phdchat

@merry30 - @jennacondie @srossmktg I like quant. Did quant for master's (well, one tiny bit of qual tbh). Straightforward & fun to play with #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @jennacondie @NSRiazat I didn't do a pilot, but wish I had. Maybe enhanced rigor I think & clear methodological purpose from onset #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @LouiseABoyd I'm looking at the effects of multimedia prompts on dev of higher order thinking #phdchat.

@LizDobsonUoH - @SueFolley maybe you can lobby for change, any member of staff writing a PhD thesis deserves time to complete. It is good for uni #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 @planetchampion @NSRiazat obviously not my EdD work done so far - and there was me hoping to submit shortly! :) #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @srossmktg I know ur writing 3 articles for pub. Will u do one quant study? or 3 different studies? #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @planetchampion @Eddienosbod ahh, yes the elevator test! I need at least an hour! Must get better at that! #phdchat

@NSRiazat - #phdchat - many thanks to everyone for valued contributions to live session tonight. Fascinating hearing about different perspectives. :)

@LouiseABoyd - i'm going to have to do some interviews later but never used qualitative methods before. Is there a qualitative for dummies book? #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - plethora of archival data often becomes unmanageable. . #phdchat

@planetchampion - @merry30 @NSRiazat @SueFolley Depends e.g. phenonmenology: hegel; heidegger; gadamer; habermas and marx for contrast etc #phdchat

@Eddienosbod - @planetchampion it is an excellent idea. I've tried using analogies that seem to work and stimulate dialogue. #phdchat

@strictlykaren - "@planetchampion: @jennacondie @srossmktg NEVER! Qual is BEST!!!! ;-) #phdchat" depends on the question

@allonsdanser - @srossmktg Definitely not! #phdchat

@Eddienosbod - @EmmaBurnettx @planetchampion posters are a good discipline #phdchat

@jennacondie - @srossmktg I agree! Suspect I'd be finished by now as more quant background! Although glad I've seen a different side to res! #phdchat

@srossmktg - @allonsdanser 1st essay will feature 1study of psychometric survey data and 1 study involving survey + hypothetical scenarios #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @Eddienosbod absolutely #phdchat

@shaileshak - @LizDobsonUoH @SueFolley I second that :) #phdchat

@srossmktg - @allonsdanser The second essay will include three separate studies, each involving experiments. #phdchat

@merry30 - @planetchampion @jennacondie @srossmktg Oh, isn't it great to see such open minded discussion...?! #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@EmmaBurnettx: @SueFolley We just have to find externals that are not bothered about it! Lol #phdchat" (made me laugh!!) cc @janshs

@planetchampion - @SueFolley @merry30 @NSRiazat Trust your supervisor and ref your external -you will be fine! :-) #Phdchat

@SueFolley - @planetchampion @NSRiazat @merry30 I never mentioned using Bryman!! That was your comment. #phdchat

@jennacondie - @EmmaBurnettx @nsriazat I did a pilot & still none the wiser...its obvious I'm fed up with research methodology at the mo ;) #phdchat

@merry30 - @LouiseABoyd Well, Bryman, apparently... @SueFolley @planetchampion #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @NSRiazat @EmmaBurnettx @SueFolley @janshs I read my external's meth ch b4, used v.similar meths 2 me so knew she would 'get' mine! #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @NSRiazat @SueFolley or even an external who isn't bothered full stop!! Ha ha #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 @LouiseABoyd @planetchampion LOL!!!! #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @LouiseABoyd I'm actually still working that out. Likely a grounded theory (ala Charmaz) with a quant component. #phdchat

@SueFolley - @JackieKirkham that sounds like a sensible plan :) #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @jennacondie @nsriazat keep going - will get there in the end! #phdchat

@mnaveedakhtar1 - @planetchampion @SueFolley @merry30 @NSRiazat yup.. really it works anyway. #phdchat

@planetchampion - @SueFolley @merry30 @LouiseABoyd Right following all 3 of you now -I am going to check on progress! thx for the great chat #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @srossmktg Yikes! did u have trouble finding participants? #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @JackieKirkham: @NSRiazat @SueFolley @janshs Great strategy!!! #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @srossmktg - is your methodology pure quantitative? #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@merry30: @planetchampion @NSRiazat @SueFolley Hm. What would you suggest as "PhD level"? #phdchat" (I used Silverman also?)

@mnaveedakhtar1 - Is there anyone who working with historic interest? #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @merry30 @planetchampion @SueFolley - think a combination of texts (in terms of breadth/depth) helped me formulate my methodology. #phdchat

@merry30 - @NSRiazat @planetchampion @SueFolley Me too (I think we've had this conversation before...!) #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @NSRiazat #phdchat True.I've missed it. It's great to be in a "room" w others consumed by the issues of getting a PhD.

@merry30 - @LouiseABoyd Seriously, though, there's a nice little book by Karin Olson on qual interviewing which is a good intro. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JackieKirkham @EmmaBurnettx @SueFolley @janshs - good idea - re: reading external's methodology! #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @jennacondie @EmmaBurnettx - it does become clearer but lots of brain-ache ensues beforehand (as with all things PhD!) :) #phdchat

@jennacondie - @HelenHickson @emmaburnettx it's definitely my problem chapter #phdchat

@SueFolley - @EmmaBurnettx yes even better - I am looking for nice and sympathetic!! :) #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @planetchampion I won't be starting interviews till end of 2013 so no progress on that side of things for a while! #phdchat

@merry30 - @LouiseABoyd And I do seriously recommend Bryman as a basic methods text, and Creswell also. Silverman. Flick. Corbin & Strauss. #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @SueFolley not sure externals like that exist but if we find one, maybe we can share him/her!!! #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @merry30 thank you for the recommendation, I always prefer recs.from real people! Then I know at least one person found it useful! #phdchat

@SueFolley - @EmmaBurnettx deal!! :) #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @allonsdanser @LouiseABoyd - found Charmaz confusing when initially reading up on Grounded Theory. Found Glaser more approachable #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@EmmaBurnettx: @NSRiazat @SueFolley or even an external who isn't bothered full stop!! Ha ha #phdchat" (a very rare breed!) ;-)

@LouiseABoyd - @merry30 wow that's really great, now I have a starting point :) very helpful of you #phdchat

@merry30 - @planetchampion @NSRiazat @SueFolley So no consideration of improvement/refinement as time goes by? #phdchat

@merry30 - @LouiseABoyd All of those were useful for me to a greater or lesser extent. Olson is a good basic, accessible intro to qual ints #phdchat

@srossmktg - @allonsdanser No, I'm fortunate to be at a school with a wide pool of students I can use as participants, so that will be okay. #phdchat

@hummingbird604 - #PhDChat et al RT @danielpetty: University of Richmond is hiring a tenure-track professor for digital, social media http://t.co/zhW0rggW

@mnaveedakhtar1 - my supervisor sy nt 2 get several miles long nd 1 inch deep i said either nt 1 inch long several miles deep, i shd b in squar feet #phdchat

@srossmktg - @nsriazat I've taken a qual methods course and I find it interesting and applicable, but for the immediate future, Im mostly quant. #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @merry30 thanks, accessible is what i'm need. it will only be a small part of my thesis so I shouldn't need to go too indepth. #phdchat

@merry30 - @planetchampion @NSRiazat @SueFolley Tho I suppose I have an advantage in that the earliest source for me is 2003! #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @dani_phd @suefolley more than happy to send you what I have also if you DM me #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @sarahthesheepu @emmaburnettx @suefolley - choosing and discussing externals with Supervisor. Wonder if I get anyone I nominated. #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - thanks to everyone for a great discussion tonight. you've given me lots to think about. I'm off to make dent in my reading pile :) #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @merry30 @planetchampion @SueFolley - improving/refining methodology ongoing. Year 2 was mainly data collection/part analysis #phdchat

@EmmaBurnettx - @Comprof1 @eddienosbod and sometimes that's exactly what we need to say. Often we try to say too much! #phdchat

@merry30 - @NSRiazat @sarahthesheepu @emmaburnettx @suefolley I'm thinking about mine now but it's really difficult! #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @NSRiazat True. I was intro'd to GT through Creswell and others, then had the Charmaz text. She's thorough! #phdchat

@Dcotton11 - MT @merry30 I do seriously recommend Bryman as a basic methods text, and Creswell also. Silverman. Flick. Corbin & Strauss. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@allonsdanser: @NSRiazat True. I was intro'd to GT through Creswell and others, then had the Charmaz text. She's thorough! #phdchat agree

@NSRiazat - @allonsdanser - It's very useful once you have a basic grasp of grounded theory but confusing for me as an introductory text. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @allonsdanser - some brilliant reflexive powerpoints on Google Scholar for Charmaz and grounded theory. Worth a search. #phdchat

@allonsdanser - @NSRiazat Thank you! I will look them up and share with research prof. #phdchat

@LouiseABoyd - @thezazou did the fresh air get you back on track? I got sucked into #phdchat but trying to tear myself away from laptop again...

@EmmaBurnettx - @sarahthesheepu @nsriazat @suefolley did you know your external well? #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@EmmaBurnettx: @sarahthesheepu @nsriazat @suefolley did you know your external well? #phdchat" (still choosing and nominating)

@NSRiazat - "@allonsdanser: @NSRiazat Thank you! I will look them up and share with research prof. #phdchat" (will remember to post you references)

@merry30 - @EmmaBurnettx @sarahthesheepu @nsriazat @suefolley Isn't there a UK rule about no significant contact? Or have I made that up? #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 @NSRiazat @sarahthesheepu @emmaburnettx yes me too - got one and internal, just deciding on 2nd external... #phdchat

@merry30 - @SueFolley @NSRiazat @sarahthesheepu @emmaburnettx Think I have two internal & one external. Not 100% sure though. #phdchat

@jennacondie - @LouiseABoyd I really like 'doing qualitative research differently' by holloway & Jefferson #phdchat

@merry30 - @SteveCooke @EmmaBurnettx @sarahthesheepu @nsriazat @suefolley That makes sense. Not sure which I'd prefer to be honest #phdchat

@SueFolley - @strictlykaren @sarahthesheepu @EmmaBurnettx @NSRiazat I can't with externals as I suggested someone I know and it wasn't allowed #phdchat

@SueFolley - @merry30 @NSRiazat @sarahthesheepu @emmaburnettx opposte for me - 2 externals and one internal #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @merry30 @EmmaBurnettx @sarahthesheepu @suefolley - don't know externals - can make nominations for area of research - no guarantee #phdchat

@NSRiazat - "@merry30: @SueFolley @NSRiazat @sarahthesheepu @emmaburnettx Think I have two internal & one external. #phdchat think it's same for me

@strictlykaren - @SueFolley I also need 2 ext as I am registered in my own institution (staff) #phdchat

@jennacondie - Great #phdchat & it's still going! Thanks everyone! On with the research methodology chapter now:)

@SueFolley - @strictlykaren ah that probably explains why I need two external as I am registered in my own Uni..... :) #phdchat

@SteveCooke - @merry30 @EmmaBurnettx @sarahthesheepu @nsriazat @suefolley I worked on networking, so finding an unknown big name would be hard. #phdchat

@TwtrChat411 - #PhDchat starts at 7:30pm GMT moderated by @NSRiazat Participate!

@merry30 - @strictlykaren @SueFolley Hm I wonder if I might be viva'd under staff regs since I do some work for dept & staff know me v well #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @sarahthesheepu I've changed my name a couple of times so that could work for me ;) #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @SteveCooke @merry30 @EmmaBurnettx @sarahthesheepu @suefolley - prob go with external in a similar research area - still choosing #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @merry30 worth checking out #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @NSRiazat @merry30 @SueFolley @emmaburnettx 1 of the internals will be chair rather than examiner? #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @planetchampion gadamer is my main influence, its my bedtime read #phdchat

@SueFolley - @JackieKirkham @NSRiazat @merry30 @emmaburnettx Not sure how that works to be honest :) #phdchat

@crcassoc - AMCRC announces RMIT University Student Prize Winner | AMCRC http://t.co/zqaZMjoO Now enter our comp http://t.co/6qxpa8gd #phdchat

@planetchampion - @strictlykaren told you that you will go far -make sure you read the discussions between gadamer and habermas -#lifechanging #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @merry30 @NSRiazat @SueFolley @emmaburnettx I had head of dept as chair (keeps order, etc), 1 internal from dept + external. #phdchat

@SueFolley - @JackieKirkham @merry30 @NSRiazat @emmaburnettx scared that order needs to be kept in a viva :) I am sure you are right though :) #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @planetchampion cheers for the tip, still suffer imposter syndrome #phdchat

@phd_sport_psych - SPORT LECTURERS: 15 to mark 2 essay for marking practice research project (UoWinchester). DM if interested. #phdchat #sportscience

@ndcollier - Good idea: UGA & 3 Minute Thesis Competition http://t.co/I9iHp7k6 | #highered #phdchat

@JackieKirkham - @SueFolley @merry30 @NSRiazat @emmaburnettx think it's more to stop examiners over-running, etc and to stop it going off-topic etc. #phdchat

@ndcollier - Curriculum Studies Summer Collaborative (CSSC) http://t.co/QgnyVkNJ | #phdchat #curriculum #designthinking

@catspyjamasnz - Excited about our first experimental unofficial #shutupandwrite today @deakin Burwood. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JackieKirkham @SueFolley @merry30 @emmaburnettx - we have internal who just 'listens' usually Supervisor and internal and external #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JackieKirkham @SueFolley @merry30 @emmaburnettx - need to start thinking about viva exam..this time next year it will be done. :-O #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JackieKirkham @SueFolley @merry30 @emmaburnettx - hopefully viva outcome will be minor revisions needed and not major ones. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JackieKirkham @SueFolley @merry30 @emmaburnettx - can never be certain until day of viva of outcome. Hoping for minor revisions #phdchat

@merry30 - @NSRiazat @JackieKirkham @SueFolley @emmaburnettx Mine too I think/hope... #argh #phdchat

@joblannin - Woo Hoo! I'm parttime but just got assigned a desk in the grad dept. I feel real now! #phdchat

@namethca - Making time for thinking time #phdchat

@systemtheorie - (RT @lizith) @planetchampion mention Checkland, MC Jackson, Bronfenbrenner, Luhmann and others #phdchat

@GrumpyBlackGrad - MT @danmaxey: Avoid being Ph.D. Dropout! Im going 2b among the 63% who finish http://t.co/Km6zwKDc #PhDChat via @BlkGirlWithaPen// #BlackEdu

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