Our first ECRAG meeting of the year was on one of the key resources you’ll need in the field – networking ! As regular attendees know, we start every meeting with an ice-breaker, and in keeping with the topic, we asked: “What are your concerns / fears about networking?” Fears about what to say,… Continue reading Top tips for networking
Participant feedback can go by many names – stakeholder involvement, respondent validation, member reflections, interviewee transcript review, validation interview…. and any combination of those words you can think of! But basically, it’s getting some kind of feedback from those that participated – interviewees, participants, co-producers of knowledge, subjects… (Again, there are many names!) with the… Continue reading Participant feedback
I expect most people who read this are already thinking ahead to that most joyful of celebrations – Christmas! As I mentioned in my last blog , making sure to keep a healthy work-life balance, (however you define it) is one of the common traits of the most productive researchers. To help, I suggest ‘wrapping… Continue reading Wrapping up for winter
Using social media to effectively engage in research Hello ECRAG-ers We kicked off our October ECRAG meeting with a Halloween inspired ice-breaker question: “what is the best Halloween costume you have worn or seen someone else wearing?” After hearing reports of an aunt dressed as Anne Diamond, a human Jammie Dodger and Bananaman, the session… Continue reading Using social media to effectively engage in research
I have attended three courses on social media in my two years at UoB, including the recent ECRAG talk ‘Social Media to promote your research’, and ‘How do I find time for social media?’ seems to be a frequent lament. Mark Carrigan hits the nail on the head in his recent book ‘Social Media for… Continue reading Trick for Halloween or: How do I make more time for social media?
Dear ECRAGers, I am writing to sum-up our June’s meeting but before I jump to the interesting bit of this blog post, I must apologise for its delay, which is entirely my fault. In my defence, I’ve submitted my PhD thesis last week and getting it done in time was all I could think… Continue reading Undertaking research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) With Eniya Lufumpa and Claire Humphries
The other week I had the absolute pleasure of attending the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology conference. The experience was enhanced for me by the fabulous idea of an Early Career Workshop the day before. This meant that I had the chance to meet a lot of lovely people (also in the early stages of… Continue reading The best tip ever for networking or: How I learned to stop worrying and love conferences!