Tag Archives: Research methods

The wonders of self-ethnographic tools

“We do not learn from experience… We learn from reflecting on experience.” (John Dewey) The strength of participatory action research (PAR) is that the role of the researcher includes being a facilitator of change. PAR seeks to understand the world while trying to change it, collaboratively and reflectively. In this blog, I briefly explore some [...]

Literature reviews: a lost art?

I was rather concerned to see Alain Samson describing literature reviews as “the lost art of insight generation” in the October issue of Research Magazine, lamenting the fact that the process of reviewing existing literature on a research topic is often restricted, through practical constraints, to a “short phase of desk research”. At the same [...]