Episode 5: Tanya Jones - Struggling for Climate Justice While Completing a Research Degree
Gilbert meets with Tanya Jones, a climate and human rights activist, writer, and lawyer and talks about the challenges and rewards of starting a PhD relatively late in life, trying to navigate the ethical questions that arise in carrying out engaged research and research with vulnerable populations, and how to turn creative writing skills into a methodological secret weapon!
January 27, 2022
Daniel Clarke - Writing Process and Putting your Life into Your Research
Gilbert meets with Dr Daniel Clarke of the University of Dundee School of Business. Dr Clarke is an ethnographic researcher in the field of management and marketing whose unconventional work incorporates autoethnographic explorations of his own experience of bereavement and loss and techniques such as research poetry. The conversation encompasses questions of the material process of getting to grips with writing, the challenge of putting one's own life experiences into research, nurturing writing in postgraduate researchers and the importance of taking the plunge and trying out new things. If you found the content of this podcast interesting, here are some further resources you may wish to check out, including papers mentioned in the discussion. Clarke, D.W., 2017. Fighting against forgetting: Remembering the places where my relationship with my father came into being. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(6), pp.473-477. Clarke, D.W., 2018. Understanding event sport tourism experiences of support partners: A research note. Leisure Sciences, 40(5), pp.466-475 Clarke, D.W., 2018, May. On the (Im) possibility and Bliss of Telling My Dad," I Love You". In Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research (Vol. 19, No. 2). Clarke, D.W., 2020, May. First my dad, then my iPhone: An autoethnographic sketch of digital death. In Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research (Vol. 21, No. 2). Cloutier, C., 2016. How I write: An inquiry into the writing practices of academics. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(1), pp.69-84. Pelias, R.J., 2004. A methodology of the heart: Evoking academic and daily life (Vol. 15). Rowman Altamira. Purnell, D. and Clarke, D.W., 2019. Finding Our Fathers. Qualitative Inquiry, 25(9-10), pp.907-914. Soler, G., Purnell, D.F. and Clarke, D.W., 2020. Facing Father Absences and Troubling Memories of Our Fathers. International Review of Qualitative Research, p.1-23. And a shout out to Daniel's forthcoming book! Clarke, D., Ellis, V., Patrick-Thomson, H. and Weir, D. Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector. forthcoming, Emerald Publishing 2021.
October 08, 2021
Episode 3 - Linda Jones: Storytelling and Formative
Gilbert meets with Dr Linda Jones of the School of Medicine postgraduate programme to char about Linda's experience of entering academia as a working class dyslexic and her work on storytelling and what it means to provide formative assessment as a doctoral supervisor. We also announce Linda's recent ASME award for her pioneering work on online forums as a teaching tool in medical education. For anyone interested in exploring the themes of this podcast, Linda has kindly suggested the following resources: On effective feedback: Dylan William on task vs ego centred feedback: https://www.vialogues.com/vialogues/play/30106 Nel Noddings on the importance of mutual respect and trust in pedagogic relationships https://infed.org/mobi/nel-noddings-the-ethics-of-care-and-education/ Robert Geyer on Ralph Stacey's "tools of complexity" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10sTkUlylGI John Townsin on Appreciative Enquiry https://appreciativeinquiry.champlain.edu/learn/appreciative-inquiry-introduction/ Alan Bleakley on Postcolonialism in Medical Education https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02991.x
April 08, 2021
Discovering Research Episode 2 - Richard Holme on Grassroots CPD and Self-Directed Learning
Charlie and Gilbert met with Dr Richard Holme of the School of Education and Social Work to talk about grassroots learning communities, rules to push against, and the experience of going from primary education to academia. If you're interested in exploring some of the things Richard spoke about further, here are some useful links he provided. Alan Rogers (2014) The Base of the Iceberg: Informal Learning and its Impact on Formal and Non-Formal Learning. (Opladen/Berlin/Toronto: Barbara Brudich). https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.12657/29434/9783847402589.pdf?sequence=1 Edward Deci - Self Determination Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6fm1gt5YAM https://selfdeterminationtheory.org/theory/ Richard Holme (2021) Thought piece – grassroots teacher professional development: how and why practitioners are taking ownership for their development and learning, PRACTICE, DOI: 10.1080/25783858.2021.1882265 available via https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349034782_Thought_piece_-_grassroots_teacher_professional_development_how_and_why_practitioners_are_taking_ownership_for_their_development_and_learning
March 05, 2021
Discovering Research: Episode 01- Jonathan Brown
In this episode we speak with Jonathan Brown from the school of Education and Social Work.
October 28, 2020