EdD/ CEMP Residential 4th Oct 18 (Joining The Dots)


A story of B roads (under construction)

Inner struggle (managing + & – self), courage to embark, ambition, desire to contribute to participant lives/ improve practice(s), staying open, collaborative dialogue, documentation, negotiation, sacrifice, embracing shifting mindsets, getting lost, getting found, self-management, bloody-mindedness, rest bite, pacing, walking, writing on sticky notes/ walls, keep notepad by your bed, talking to anyone who will listen, hot baths, writing, Lemon Sanpellegrino, blogging for well-being, mental strength, reading, re-reading, re-writing, self-doubt, humility, silence, absorbing/ integrating supervisory feedback, endurance, re-drafting, inspiration, IMADE image, clarity of communication, bricolage, alignment, connection, structuring creativity, confidence to disembark (final viva), keep moving forward… ‘becoming’ more in tune with the best version of myself, re-defining self, endless possibilities, choice.






“As currently written, this chapter isn’t making a case for new knowledge as it keeps evading the issue.”

(email, personal communication 29.3.18)



“Ethnography in action, PAR and post-structuralist framework – can you provide something early on, even a diagram to set this out with total clarity to pre-empt any confusion.”

(email, personal communication 11.6.18)







A Remixed Digital Identity Box (October 2018) Vs Identity Box 2013 (see ‘Stings of Memory’)


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B De-Centering TS Deeply Personal



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Emma through the looking glass

  • Be clear on your research questions from the start (what, why, how, to what end, who is it for…) before data capture. Your questions help to inform your conceptual framing. (Title)
  • Think about and classify how your literature speaks with/ connects to each of your research questions. (Self-management)
  • Whilst transcribing and analysing data, write down what the data is telling you as you go. (Don’t wait to do this bit, no observation is too obvious!)
  • Doing the above will enable you to then articulate / ‘write up’ how your data speaks to/ with each of your research questions. (Findings)