Research Methods

to support students enrolled in RES701

Blog Awards

I am sorry that I have got so behind with my blog awards – but not nearly as behind as some of you are in your posts!.

I will talk a little about this in class but in the meantime, congratulations to

  • Week 9 Jonathan
  • Week 10 Yanglong
  • Week 11 Simranjit

May 16, 2017 Posted by | Blog Award | Leave a comment

Blog Award – Week 5

A bit disappointed in the number of blog posts this week –  a number of you are now in danger of losing marks on Assignment 1 for not having got your blog underway properly.  Remember you should be posting in your blog at least once a week and some weeks I would expect there to be more than that.  You need to put around one hours a week aside for updating your blog!  If you want to be considered for the blog award I need to have your post(s) in place by Tuesday lunchtime as I will be checking on a Tuesday afternoon.

Congratulations to those who have made a good start in creating a starting point for their areas of interest which could perhaps lead to a project.  A special shout out to Amber, Becca, Brandon and Jonathan for this and as always Alex is writing thoughtful and accurate posts about various items of interest.  A special thanks this week too, to Dejan for finding a really useful article on ontology and epistemology – I have noted it for use with future students.

The best post though this week has to be David’s essay on metaphor and how it shapes our lives – although based on a class in SYD701, the ideas are equally relevant to RES701 as David showed.  It is a thoughtful and insightful read and I would encourage all of you to take a look – Congratulations David – blogger of the week.

March 21, 2017 Posted by | Blog Award, News | Leave a comment

Week 4 Blog Award

Well done to everyone who got their blogs sufficiently underway to considered for the first Blog Award.  There were a number of interesting ones and it was good to see people post about things we had done in class, answers to some difficult questions and thoughtful personal comments about technology.

Remember you are writing for yourself as much as for me and your audience.  This is the beginning of a research diary which should chart your thinking over the next few months.  Also remember that when you use words or images from another online resource that aren’t yours, you must acknowledge them in some way – usually by way of a link to the original. It is important to get into the habit of doing this right from the beginning and congratulations to those of you who did!

As I indicated last week, Alex has made a great start to his research diary with comments on class work, answers to questions I asked but most importantly by following up some of his own interests which are likely to be of great value in the future – I have to give the first Blog Award to Alex – well done.

Don’t forget to check out others’ blogs – there is some interesting reading there! Leave some helpful and encouraging comments if you want some in return 🙂

March 14, 2017 Posted by | Blog Award, News | Leave a comment