Personal Learning Environments and Networks

A thought for the day… Have you considered the importance of personal learning environments and networks? What does yours look like? To maximise your current situation you need to consider your network of contacts and what you need to do to maintain and develop them. Do you need to make new contacts? I discovered this …

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Questions to ask when reviewing literature

Carrying out a literature review? Here are some questions to ask, whilst reading. I wanted to share an idea with you today, that I’ve found useful as a research student. I’m a real bookworm, reading a few books each week. You’ll often find my head buried in a book! Something that I’ve always done ever …

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Diagnostic Interviewing

Skills in diagnostic interviewing In my work as a Management Consultant, I’m often carrying out mini research projects. The balance of hard and soft data collection techniques varies in the generation of evidence to support conclusions of issue analysis; which often leads to a business case being developed for funding for the implementation of a …

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Useful resources for researchers

Dictionaries relating to research methodology Jupp, V. (ed.) (2006) The Sage Dictionary of Social Research Methods, London, Sage. Miller, P. McC. and Wilson, M. J. (1983) A Dictionary of Social Science Methods, Chichester, John Wiley. Miller, R. L. and Brewer, J. D. (eds.) (2003) The A-Z of Social Research, London, Sage. Payne, G. and Payne, …

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What is Regression? What is B? What is E? What are the regression coefficients?

With regression we strive to find the line that best describes the data collected, then estimate the gradient and intercept of the line. Having defined these values, we can insert different values of our predictor variable into the model to estimate the value of the outcome variable or dependent variable. A line that has a …

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Web 2.0 Issues and Advantages

I focused on five of the biggest names of the interactive web: forums, wikis, blogs, polls and instant messaging Forums – Forums are asynchronous by design, but firmly grounded in real time in practice: waiting for responses that may never materialise is one problem; another is the latecomer’s dilemma: why should I bother to post …

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