Tag Archives: research

But WHY Are You Teaching Maths Ms?

I can hardly believe it: data collection is complete. It feels like only yesterday I was submitting (and resubmitting… and resubmitting…) my ethics application and now it’s all over! Eight interviews have been conducted and transcribed, numerous lessons have been … Continue reading

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Did I Pick the Wrong Topic? (and How to Eat an Elephant) Lamentations of a Research Student.

I must confess, sometimes I stare blankly at my blog wondering what on earth I’m going to write about this week. I set the aim of writing 500 words a week, every week, (well… most weeks) this year, and I … Continue reading

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Observation: useful for teachers and researchers

An integral element of my data collection process is observation. It’s hard to play favourites between my three methods (the other two being surveys and interviews), but observation made me excited in a different way. Not only is observation an … Continue reading

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The thrill of data collection: revelations and reflections from the field.

I had a bit of a shock this week: I love data collection. I know that I am prone to hyperbole, but in this case my statement is 100% accurate. I LOVE data collection and far more than I expected … Continue reading

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No post on Sundays

Well it’s not Sunday, but there’s not going to be an original post on Matthitude this week unfortunately! I’ve been hosting EduTweetOz, which I’ve enjoyed immensely. You can check out a storify of what I’ve been up to here, here … Continue reading

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#HDRlife

Being a higher-degree research student is challenging. That goes without saying. The challenge of research is part of what draws me to it: challenging is far more rewarding than ‘easy.’ Each individual’s circumstances make their personal situations challenging in their … Continue reading

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