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Wed 30 Sept meeting

September 30, 2009

Present:  Meher, Suyin, Natalya.

Instead of Natalya presenting  her shiny-glossy approach>methodology>methods, which she couldn’t do due to confusion, we talked about our process of finding the right methods for our projects, and about ethics applications.

Although I got quite a lot out of our small meeting today [says Nat], maybe we should try to get some kind of agenda or task-at-hand going for the group…

Kate sent this (free articles for a month):

One of the articles  (Writing Our Way Into Shared Understanding: Collaborative Autobiographical Writing in the Qualitative Methods Class Judith C. Lapadat) describes a process of getting students to become experts on a chosen methodology:

Each class member chooses to read a different book-length research
study and selection of chapters or journal articles, and each investigates a
different qualitative approach, then presents to the class. …. Therefore, each
person becomes the expert on the topic or article he or she has chosen …
In the lively discussions that ensue, we critique, problematize, and politicize.

Should we try something similar?

Sandra commented to me:  we can even do one of each (on everyone’s approach)…  Or cluster it around epistemologies/ ethics/ etc topics… In the meantime some of us doing DA end of the month – definitely into our methodology and would find all useful.

Lets discuss this and other things we could do.
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Next meeting:  two weeks time…  Wed 14 October  2-3:30pm in building 3, level 2, room 210

I know of two people who would come if the meetings were on Friday.    On the one hand change can be disruptive, on the other maybe others would prefer Friday.  May as well ask.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. sandra permalink
    October 1, 2009 11:07 pm

    Weds good for me 🙂

  2. suyin permalink
    October 6, 2009 3:30 pm

    I’ll be there, barring brain explosion in the meantime. 🙂

    #:) <– indicates brain exploding

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