Last week I interviewed two people for my PhD research, and I will hopefully be interviewing many more people over the next year. The interviews are qualitative semi-structured interviews (interviews focused on in-depth conversations with people, with some set questions asked to all interviewees but also allowing them to lead the conversation), which is the first time… Continue reading Starting my PhD interviews: transcription takes a long time, and Impostor Syndrome is real!
It has been a very long time since I have posted on here, sorry! This is due to a combination of having been unwell, and getting very busy at university with various projects. But this is precisely what I wanted to avoid: posting about the PhD journey is an important way of documenting the process,… Continue reading Passing my initial review and conference presentation
Last week was very exciting - I gave my first conference presentation! Bournemouth Uni put on the Faculty of Media and Communication Post Graduate Conference 2017 on Wednesday, showcasing the diverse research going on in the department. My short presentation was titled "More than just a (c) symbol: Understanding copyright law and how to protect… Continue reading My first conference presentation and charity fundraising
Image via IMDB I went to see the latest Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnorak, yesterday and it is refreshingly different from their usual offerings. Directed by Taika Waititi and written by Eric Pearson, the film sees the return of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, supported by Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston. As other… Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok review- putting the fun back into Marvel
Another brilliant PhD post by Pat Thomson, make sure you read it!
The purpose of the literature review shapes the way that noting is done.
And the purpose is to situate your study in the field – that is, to establish a space for the work you are going to do – and to find concepts and approaches that are helpful, that you can build on. It is also important to understand key debates and differences in the field so that you can position yourself in relation to them. The literature review thus typically discusses a field of knowledge production and key concepts and lines of argument within it.
The literature review is not finished in the first year of doctoral study, and the ways in which texts are used to develop a research proposal in year one may not be the same as their use in the final thesis text when the findings and argument are known. But whether it’s early…
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Image via IMDB The Snowman is a Nordic-noir thriller based on the bestseller by Jo Nesbø, adapted by screenwriters Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini and directed by Tomas Alfredson. The film is set in Norway, in Oslo, Bergen and Geilo. There are absolutely beautiful shots of the Oslo-Bergen railway throughout the film, as well as… Continue reading The Snowman film review: a snow storm in a teacup
So it's been almost a month since I first started university as a PhD student. It's been an incredibly busy month (by choice), with very few evenings spent at home doing nothing. I've found that there are an incredible amount of interesting events and opportunities to be involved in, if you want to. I've signed up… Continue reading The first month of the PhD: beginning to climb the mountain
A very interesting read about copyright law and the creative industries!
By Anatoly Volynets
Innovators often have a hard time convincing people to change the way things “have always been done”. History offers startling examples of how tightly people hold onto entrenched views. In the 1950’s, for example, early models of the kidney dialysis machine were considered “abominations” by some doctors at Mt. Sinai Hospital. And in the nineteenth century, Ignaz Semmelweiss was derided by medical colleagues for suggesting doctors should wash their hands before assisting at childbirth. So prepare yourself to resist the notions of Anatoly Volynets when you read his book, Culture vs. Copyright. In the book, Mr. Volynets suggests that artists, and the public, would benefit if copyright laws were eliminated.
Many readers may feel this discussion…
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Image via Slashfilm Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen the adverts for Bladerunner 2049 everywhere. As the sequel to the cult classic, Bladerunner; this was a film that people had high expectations for. But does it deliver? Absolutely. The film was directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher… Continue reading Bladerunner 2049 Film Review: An Absolute Must-See
In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.” via The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books — Discover