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Tags: Discussion, draft literature review, research journal entry
Hello Everyone, Thank you for a terrific discussion during Week #10. I truly enjoyed sharing my research work with you. I was so impressed by your excellent questions about “Walking the Methodological Tightrope” and for our discussion about the text Speed Bumps. You did such a wonderful job on the discussions board. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate it, and how happy I was to be able to share some of my work with you. All of your draft literature reviews have been scored and returned, so please be sure to take a look at the detailed feedback that I provided in your documents and feel free to contact me at any time with questions and concerns. Some of you gave me a lot information to work with and I gave you as much feedback on that as I could. Others of you did not give me back as much information and so I want to give everyone particularly, those of you who didn’t give me as much information, the opportunity to upload any documents you will like me to review in this week’s research journal entry. The research journal is currently set up so that we can have a conversation about any outstanding questions you may have about your literature review and also so that we can talk about what hypothetical research model you will be proposing in your presentation. But, you are also welcome to upload your current draft of your literature review if you would like additional feedback. If you do upload a more current draft, please let me know what you have changed so that I can respond accordingly. Next week we will be finishing our discussion of research methods. We will be talking about mixed methods research, participatory action research (PAR) and we’ll also be talking about two non-empirical forms of research and we will be reading articles by our own chair Dr. Susan Birden. Dr. Birden has also generously made an audio clip for us describing what type of processes of research that she conducts and the audio tape is really interesting and it is available in Week #11. Next week, in addition to our discussion, you will be completing your literature review and project presentation materials and during Week #12 you’ll begin our project presentations. I really look at project presentations as an additional form of learning in this course- we’ll be learning with and from each other and engaging in a bit of peer review. I hope you all are open to the process! I think it is going to be incredibly valuable. As always, I have office hours next week on Tuesday and Wednesday and you are welcome to contact me at any time to set up an alternative time to meet. The “Ask the Instructor” discussion board is open, so feel free to post questions and have a terrific weekend. Thanks everyone!
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Short update: Laura and I ran the AthHalf (Athens Half Marathon) on October 20th. Good run, slow but enjoyable. I tapered about 3 weeks to much, so I was knew that I was undertrained for the race. That was OK, I still had a good time. Starting a new plan with no race in mind. I am doing a Hal Higdon 1/2 plan, but I decided to use Phil Maffetone's 180 rule for this training. I want to build my aerobic base
This is a tape recording of an interview that I did with my maternal grandfather 30 years ago, asking him to tell us the story of our family. I was thirteen at the time - and I guess in a way I was doing a podcast even before podcasts were invented! The family gathered round one evening just before Christmas 1976 and I taped the story that my grandfather told. This is the last and only recording we have of his voice as he died a year later so it is a recording that is treasured in our family.