I want to quickly reflect on a lecture Sandra and Tom gave that I found very useful. The timing of this lecture was perfect for me as I have been slowly but surely slipping into a state of panic and confusion over the great deal of written essays and academic reading and research projects and blogs and lectures and what module I am working on on that particular day and DEADLINES!!
Simply bullet points on what our Research Proposals and Reports should consist of and how we go about doing just that.
- Introduction- what you are looking at and why.
- Literature review-what have other academics said (on your research angle)
- Methods-what research methods are you using and why (references)
- Ethics-how did I protect identification (do no harm)
- Patti Lather
- Collaborative writing
- Prompted writing
- Drawing a picture
- Make a collage
- Taking a photograph
- A mind map
- Mixed methods(more valid)
To think about in order to produce good data for my report.
Qualitative Data- Real answers-emotional connection
Performative Data- Fake answers-what they think I want to hear
Both of these collect data. One being less honest than the other. Ideally if I want straight forward statistics I would use the methods that would provide me with that for example questionnaires usually consist of yes or no answer box to tick. Whereas asking a group of people to draw/take a photograph could very well stir up some emotions (hopefully) leading to some qualitative data and a great Research Proposal and a great Research Project Report.