Category Archives: EDEV_504

EDEV_504 Week 9_4

[Note: This post is out of sequence because I found it in my drafts folder. It is from Module 4. Still, the theme sits nicely with what I was writing in Module 5. This may be a sign that I’m … Continue reading

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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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EDEV_504 Week 3_6

May I gently barge into this conversation to offer my view on your question regarding the possibility of doing naturalist/ positivisitc research in HE? I tend to equate study abroad programmes (to take one example of a topic within internationalisation) … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_5

If I understand you correctly regarding your question about Doyle and Griffin, the question is whether the ontological status of a past event can be re-examined in order to re-present the data as evidence to support a future political position. … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_4

Widening participation (WP) is a notion premised on a number of assumptions most of which are themselves founded on ideal of social justice (Keane, 2014) which includes the need to address social inequalities (Crozier, Reay, Clayton, Colliander, & Grinsted, 2008; … Continue reading

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