Education, Qualitative Research, Strategies, Writing for Research

Hello

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Hello,

it’s me

I was wondering if after all these years

You’d like to meet,

to go over

Everything.

If you had asked me a year ago I would have not believed that I  would be staring at the data, that wildly exciting, challenging, heart searing data and wanting to meet.

Here is the thing. Research is mostly messy. I have been balancing hundreds of new ideas daily, great input from my online Professional Learning Network (PLN), I have found new ways of thinking and have been reading some great new literature that is helping me make sense of everything.

But I need to meet the data and say HELLO. Going over the data and making connections, identifying themes, coding, memos, links….ahh well that there my friend is a messy thing. I am like a deer caught in headlights. Stunned. Paralyzed. Scared.

So I am …meeting with my data, making friends, going over it all. Slowly.

Debating whether I use some software to support that meeting, a segue between the raw data and my brain.

I would love to hear your encounter with data and that messy place of research.

So, as Adele says so well……HELLO…..I am hoping to tell you more from the other side.

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