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Welcome to Do Better Research, a learning-focused podcast about research methods. My name is Dr Suzanne Albary, and I’ll be guiding you through research methods to become a better researcher, both for academic study and professional practice. Listen to three seasons of interviews with active researchers from all sorts of disciplines to hear how they use certain methods, what methodologies work for them, and their top tips for doing better research.

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Welcome to Do Better Research, a learning-focused podcast about research methods. My name is Dr Suzanne Albary, and I’ll be guiding you through research methods to become a better researcher, both for academic study and professional practice. Listen to three seasons of interviews with active researchers from all sorts of disciplines to hear how they use certain methods, what methodologies work for them, and their top tips for doing better research.

    Do Better Research S3 E7: Queer Paradigms in Research

    Do Better Research S3 E7: Queer Paradigms in Research

    In this episode Dr Sebastian Cordoba (https://twitter.com/scordoban), a Lecturer in Psychology for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at University of Suffolk, explains and explores queer research paradigms, and we discuss what being a queer researcher really means. Sebastian is currently turning his dissertation into a monograph for the Routledge Gender and Sexualities in Psychology series. He is also collaborating on a research project entitled AutOnoME which examines how neurodivergent gender minority youth experience online spaces.



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    • 40 min
    Do Better Research S3 E6: Feminist Research & Researching Sex Workers

    Do Better Research S3 E6: Feminist Research & Researching Sex Workers

    In this wide-ranging conversation with PhD researcher Victoria Holt (https://twitter.com/victoriabee27), we talk about feminist research, the importance of reflexivity and researching marginalised groups. Victoria is a doctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton (https://pure.roehampton.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/victoria-holt), exploring sex workers’ experiences of domestic and familial abuse. She is an activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM) (https://www.swarmcollective.org/) in the fight for the decriminalisation of sex work, which is core to the work and research she undertakes.

    You can find Victoria's blog here: https://forgedintimacies.wordpress.com/

    You can find Alison Phipps's blog here: https://phipps.space/

    You can also find SWARM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sexworkhive



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    • 46 min
    Do Better Research S3 E5.2: Netnography & Being Part of the Online Community

    Do Better Research S3 E5.2: Netnography & Being Part of the Online Community

    In the second half of a two-part episode 5, I speak to Diana Tremayne (https://twitter.com/dianatremayne) about netnography as an approach, and also the insights and challenges of being part of a community that you are researching.  

    Diana is a lecturer at the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University, and she has recently completed her doctoral research into online teacher learning communities.

    You can find her blog here: https://anotherfeblog.wordpress.com/



    Some further resources

    Costello, L., McDermott, M.-L. and Wallace, R. (2017) ‘Netnography: Range of Practices, Misperceptions, and Missed Opportunities’, International Journal of Qualitative Methods. doi: 10.1177/1609406917700647.

    Williams, M. L., Burnap, P. and Sloan, L. (2017) ‘Towards an Ethical Framework for Publishing Twitter Data in Social Research: Taking into Account Users’ Views, Online Context and Algorithmic Estimation’, Sociology, 51(6), pp. 1149–1168. doi: 10.1177/0038038517708140.





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    • 40 min
    Do Better Research S3 E5.1: Doing a PhD

    Do Better Research S3 E5.1: Doing a PhD

    In the first of a two-part episode 5, I speak to Diana Tremayne (https://twitter.com/dianatremayne) about her research, where we focused on the doing of a PhD. We talk about the process of doing and writing, and discuss some of the challenges that PhD researchers need to overcome to be successful. 

    Diana is a lecturer at the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University, and she has recently completed her doctoral research into online teacher learning communities.

    You can find her blog here: https://anotherfeblog.wordpress.com/



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    • 22 min
    Do Better Research S3 E2: Virtue Ethics

    Do Better Research S3 E2: Virtue Ethics

    In this episode, I talk to David Carpenter (https://arma.ac.uk/speaker/david-carpenter/) who works as a trainer for the Health Research Authority, the UK Research Integrity Office (https://ukrio.org/) and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators. We talk about the paradigm of virtue ethics, what it is, and what it means to researchers and participants. David comes to this episode with a wealth of knowledge and experience of what ethics means to research, and how we can embed ethical practices to become better researchers.  

    If you are interested in reading further, check out this article:

    Morris, M. C. and Morris, J. Z. (2016) ‘The importance of virtue ethics in the IRB’, Research Ethics, 12(4), pp. 201–216. doi: 10.1177/1747016116656023.

    And if you missed it, check out the first Do Better Research podcast on Conducting Ethical Research: https://anchor.fm/suzanne-albary/episodes/Do-Better-Research-S1-E2-Conducting-Ethical-Research-ejvceq 

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    • 44 min
    Do Better Research S3 E4: Feminist Paradigms in Research

    Do Better Research S3 E4: Feminist Paradigms in Research

    In this episode Dr Angelika Strohmayer (https://twitter.com/tripsandflips_), a Senior Lecturer in Northumbia University’s School of Design (https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/s/angelika-strohmayer/), explains and explores feminist research paradigms, and we discuss what being a feminist researcher really means. 

    Throughout the episode, we talk about a range of resources you can use and read to learn more about feminist research (skip to 23:00 to hear Angelika outline some key readings), including:

    Bardzell (2010) 'Feminist HCI: taking stock and outlining an agenda for design'. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1301–1310. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753521

    Phippes (2020) Me, Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism. Manchester University Press. (Other work by Dr Alison Phipps: https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p188060-alison-phipps/publications)

    Vergès (2019) A Decolonial Feminism. Pluto Press. 



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    • 26 min

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