Diffractive Analysis: Embodied Encounters in Contemporary Artistic Video Practice

Amba Sayal-Bennett This is a really useful paper for methodology and methods. The Bibliography at the end is useful guidance for the future: https://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/29/diffractive-analysis

-WOW!Super helpful resource: ‘DOING FIELDWORK IN A PANDEMIC’-

DOING FIELDWORK IN A PANDEMIC This is a REALLY helpful and well-organised document with LOADS of methods and tips for doing fieldwork in the context of Covid-19. It’s a google.doc that various people have contributed to, so in a way it’s crowdsourced…and I had nearly lost faith in humans… we can do good after all!Continue reading “-WOW!Super helpful resource: ‘DOING FIELDWORK IN A PANDEMIC’-“

-Meeting Notes for Portfolio 1-

2ND Meeting GE BM meeting 26.2.21 Joined ideas via social justice aims. BM’s background in Sociology and Education as student BM’s research = decolonise History curriculum Participants= trainee black teachers who have both studied and now hope to teach GCSE history. Methodology = Using Co-production Summary of this research = Examines how colonial ideas haveContinue reading “-Meeting Notes for Portfolio 1-“

~Reflecting on Data Analysis Task~

Task Review and Reflection: The task for today was to try one of the three methods with a small bit of text based data say for example this could be a policy document an interview transcript. I elected to use three different types of data the first one was some tweets from an online supportContinue reading “~Reflecting on Data Analysis Task~”

-Focus Beats-

This post is more as a memo for me to remember how much easier doing work can be with noise cancelling headphones and some music. I tend to go for more avant-garde stuff e.g. Aphex Twin, 808 State. Something loopy and percussive does the trick. It really does help with focus and immersion… Once IContinue reading “-Focus Beats-“

-Teaching Update-

Over the past month I have been tutoring a younger student. This has made for a refreshing change from secondary teaching and a pleasant counterpoint to academia. Although saying this, I do enjoy both of the above… We have gone back to basics and covered: Simple sentence construction;vocabulary expansion; using adverbs and adjectives within simpleContinue reading “-Teaching Update-“

~Mini Ethnography~

Location Shrewsbury Library My forced comfort zone would be to conduct a planned and well-structured study with well articulated questions and a concrete set structure. This would merely be to ensure I did it ‘right’. This is not really my authentic way of working as I find intuition more preferable and this allows thinking toContinue reading “~Mini Ethnography~”

~ Research Process Visualisation~

We were asked to visualise the research process. This task is engaging as it is open to interpretation. Everyone in the grouped shared a very distinct visualisation and these ranged across how they were presented. Whilst I recognise that there is importance in presenting information using linear models and diagrammatic boxes for the purpose ofContinue reading “~ Research Process Visualisation~”

Apps for Study #1:Time Timer

Like many people who study, I find myself oscillating between being either completely lost in the realms of time , or completely frozen struggling to muster motivation to start. I’m not really into the constant rhetoric of productivity, but there is no shame in using an external tool to help you get on with somethingContinue reading “Apps for Study #1:Time Timer”