Juup Stelma and researcher competence

…. a recent researcher competence article by our LTE colleague Juup Stelma in which he presents an ecological model of developing researcher competence, with a particular focus on doctoral students’ use of research software: “An ecological model of developing researcher competence: the case of software technology in doctoral research”, Instructional Science More information here on the article. The term researcher competence is […]

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Ethics approval experiences

This is a discussion thread about this increasingly visible and robust part of the doctoral experience, i.e. ethics approval. Being ethical has always been important as a researcher but now the approval process is becoming more evident. So, perhaps it is time to start sharing our ethical approval experiences? To start the ball rolling, here (no longer active) is what a former Counselling […]

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Qualitative Research journals

To continue in a more generalised way the specific lead given by the earlier prompt regarding narrative journals, below I copy Tanya’s suggestion about an interesting qualitative research journal and perhaps we could add new items to this list as they occur to us? International Journal of Qualitive Studies in Education  – of which Tanya writes: “QSE is quite high brow, […]

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QI Revisited

To see the paper I gave at QI 2010, click here.   It can be a mistake to go back…Last year I attended the Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI 2009) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and was refreshed, energised and motivated by the genuine inclusivity of the conference and the engagement with issues of social justice […]

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Narrative journals

Having just been to the Narrative Matters 2010 conference, I am reminded of the following journals which may be useful for those narratively-inclined: Narrative Inquiry Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Interventions — a new online, open-access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinaryjournal committed to exploring the complex role of narrative in countless aspects of human life. This is a new venture from the Centre for Interdisciplinary […]

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Narrative Matters 2010

Eljee, Tanya, Viv and myself are all presenting at the NM 2010 conference next week. Details below. wish us luck with volcanic ash as we negotiate the Atlantic 🙂 “Narrative Matters 2010 – Exploring the narrative landscape: Issues, investigations, and interventions” to be hosted by the CIRN in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, May 20th – 22nd 2010: Fay, R., Zhou, […]

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Two conferences I plan to attend…

Vlora (Albania), September 11-13 This seems to focus more on English linguistics and Anglophone literature, so it’s not immediately relevant to my needs. But it should be an interesting intercultural experience… Izmir (Turkey), October 28-30 Focussing on English as an International Language. Chomsky’s keynote speech should be one of the highlights of the event. I might turn a paper in […]

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