Tomorrow I am presenting at the conference ‘Discourse(s) in the Social Sciences’ at York University. Follow this link to find out more about the conference. I am presenting the results of my masters dissertation, mainly because I am currently editing it in to a journal submission and I could really do with the feedback that… Continue reading Discourse(s) in the Social Sciences
I haven’t been putting too many pictures in my posts as I want each post to focus on what was unique about the experience/day. I don’t want to bore you with ‘walked round Valparaiso, took some pictures..’ Everyday. So I thought I would include just a little selection of the street art I have captured… Continue reading A pictures catch up..
This is a quick summary to show how far I am now in to my ethnography for this research project and to see what has still to be done. This map shows the areas that I have completed and blogged about: This shows: Stoke, Shelton, Burslem & Middleport, Peacocks Hey & Hemheath Woods, Canal day1,… Continue reading 23rd September 2013 Ethnography Findings So Far..
Hanley is the biggest of Stoke-on-Trent’s five towns. It is often referred to as the city centre, despite the 5 town configuration. This section analysis is based on how big Hanley is to survey and, like the canal, will be surveyed in sections. Hanley is the biggest of Stoke-on-Trent’s five towns. It is often referred… Continue reading 20th September 2013 Hanley Ethnography
Today marks the beginning of the canal tow path ethnography. I am doing this in stages as I do not have the time to do the whole length of the canal that passes through Stoke on Trent in one day. Day 1 has focused on the section of canal that runs from Festival Park (China… Continue reading 5 September 2013 Trent/Mersey Canal to Cauldon Canal Ethnography
A part of any researchers task is to consider and abide by a code of ethics. Within sociology a statement of ethical practise from the British Sociological Association forms a guide that researchers can refer to when making decisions about how to proceed with research. When choosing relevant methodology there is many ethical considerations to… Continue reading 4th September 2013 – The day that ethics got in the way.
Making use of a dry afternoon I grabbed the camera, kids and car and looked for graffiti in the stoke area of stoke-on-trent. Unlike the first trip to Hanley, this time I was initially shocked at how little graffiti there was; this is the town after all that has had the S out of… Continue reading 22 June 2013 Stoke Ethnography