Reflexivity in the research process

‘All knowledge is partial, situated and subjective’. This really resonates with me and aligns to the case study article ‘Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research‘ (Flyvbjerg, 2006). I think we can overcome or at least address partial knowledge, which is inevitable as we can never know something completely, by investigating and exploring the case at handContinue reading “Reflexivity in the research process”

Questions of becoming or ‘being’ a student – or what happened to my self-efficacy?

I have been working in my job for quite a long time now. I feel confident In my ability to perform  well and manage any task at least to an acceptable standard. I think I am a reasonable people manager and that my team feels they can trust me and that I have their bestContinue reading “Questions of becoming or ‘being’ a student – or what happened to my self-efficacy?”

Do you see my face in the neighbour’s lawn? Does she smile? Or does she mouth, “Fuck you forever”?

Sorry for the language but, while out running this morning, I listened to Taylor Swift’s song “Mad woman” and the song really made me think how women are always supposed to be nice, friendly and accommodating otherwise we are called mad, crazy and mentally ill. The lines “And women like hunting witches too; Doing yourContinue reading “Do you see my face in the neighbour’s lawn? Does she smile? Or does she mouth, “Fuck you forever”?”

Life is a journey, but how do you know when you have arrived?

Ever since I left home at 15 years old, I have been a nomad. Any house I moved into was just a temporary place, every job just to make some money or fulfil a certain outcome. Now, 43 years later, I am still not able to settle where I am. I look at other people,Continue reading “Life is a journey, but how do you know when you have arrived?”

Dogs have become a commodity

After finishing my blog post yesterday, I did a bit of research on boxers, their traits how much they cost. What I found is unbelievable! Just like this article in the Guardian that tells the story of the author buying a puppy, I found that boxer puppies start at £1.500, going up to £5k. IContinue reading “Dogs have become a commodity”

Dreams or this is my bucket list

According to the dictionary a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.” I have been thinking about this today, so here it is: have a dog, preferably a boxer that I would name Rosie own a house in a warm country successfullyContinue reading “Dreams or this is my bucket list”

The ‘right’ not to like a group of people – in this case men…

While drinking my coffee this morning, I came across an article in the Guardian about Pauline Hermange and her pamphlet ‘Moi les hommes, je les deteste’ (excuse the missing accent aigu). At first I thought, yes this woman has a very good point, we should have the right not to like men. Given the factContinue reading “The ‘right’ not to like a group of people – in this case men…”