Monthly Archives: March 2016

EDEV_504 Week 9_6

As a resident in Japan, I can see a cultural resemblance between the perceived need to improve Chinese students’ abilities in critical thinking and what is often said In Japan. However, I’d like to ask you about another point you … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 9_5

Thanks for investigating the meaning of ‘alternative’. Moving the discussion about assumptions onto the actual format of the end product is fascinating, isn’t it? I wonder if I can defend my thesis during the viva voce with modern dance! Seriously … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 9_3

Just a short note following up on my comment about seeing the literature review as a kind of grounded theory in reverse. I’ve found a study that expands on this idea. Wolfswinkel, Furtmueller and Wilderom (2013) use the latter version … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 9_2

I found your post thought provoking, especially your final question about any possible effect of a methodological stance vis-a-vis status as a researcher. The ‘paradigm wars’ (Denzin, 2010) in the late 20th century point to a clearly pejorative placing of … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 9_1

Thanks for your excellent question about potential ‘nonconsciousnesses’ and its effect in the research design. You gave me the opportunity to study various theories of identity formation in social psychology and made this a day very full of navel gazing! … Continue reading

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Mod 4 Week 9 Initial Post

I had a powerful realisation during these five weeks of no continual discussion. The team work weeks are the time for doctoral skills development. The structure of the discussion weeks is gone, and there is the chance to relax OR … Continue reading

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