I'm a PhD candidate at The University of Manchester. My research focuses on the experiences of visible ethnic minorities who are native English speaking teachers (VEM-NESTs for short). I mostly blog about the messy process of 'doing' research in my field. I also write about other aspects of being a doctoral student, such as teaching university level courses or learning how to use social networking tools. All views expressed are my own.
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Tag Archives: data collection instruments
On the 1st of March, 2012 I started on a new 30 day challenge to kick start my data preparation process into high gear by setting what I thought was an attainable goal: transcribe for 15 minutes a day, for … Continue reading
Seriously, transcribing does my head in. I am not a fan. Period. I think I give a long, sideways look at people who claim they love transcribing. I they’re lying, and they’re actually inwardly shuddering, blocking out the despair, telling … Continue reading