Choosing a mixed-method approach as the basis for my EdD journey was a moral as opposed to a methodological decision, based on my own values and beliefs. If I was to explore the lived lives of the...Continue reading blog post
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The BERA Career Development Fellowship is a flexible package of benefits intended to support early career researchers (ECRs) in the first three years following the completion of their doctoral...Continue reading blog post
BERA is funding six new small grants in 2022/23 under the title “Learning for all”. These grants support projects which examine educational provision in its widest sense that seeks to provide...
During the process of undertaking doctoral research, it is important to acknowledge the research journey and emphasise your rationale for conducting that specific research project. This relates to...Continue reading blog post
BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2022: Framing research: Theories, concepts and reflexivity in educational research – March
I am very grateful to Yan Zhu (BERA Early Career Researcher [ECR] Regional Rep for Wales) for inviting me to act as a discussant for the March event in the BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2022...Continue reading blog post
Framing research: Theories, concepts and reflexivity in educational research
Introduction In this piece, two early career researchers (ECRs), Muna and Nour, reflect on their experience of conducting qualitative research. The blog post is a continuation of the vibrant...Continue reading blog post
Methodologies don’t hurt people, bad people wielding methodologies do: Autoethnography and that paper from Qualitative Research
This blog is inspired by the recent controversy surrounding that paper published in Qualitative Research. The paper, titled ‘I am not alone – we are all alone: Using masturbation as an...Continue reading blog post
How experiences as a research participant inspired an explicit commitment to parents taking part in a doctoral research inquiry
I cannot remember how many research studies I have been involved in over the past 17 years. This is not because I am an established researcher – on the contrary! Rather, it is because my...Continue reading blog post
The UK-wide census of all HE-based education researchers has just been launched. It is a nationwide census examining the characteristics, experiences and attitudes of education researchers...
BERA are inviting applications from across the educational research community to join a working group that will review and make recommendations for the revision of BERA’s Ethical Guidelines for...