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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 S4 E3: Online Methods

    Do Better Research S4 E3: Online Methods

    In this episode, I'm talking with free-range scholar and methodologist, Dr Janet Salmons (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsalmons/) about using online methods to conduct research. We dig into considerations for how to use online methods, design, creativity, as well as the ethics of using these methods. Janet offers some excellent guidance and questions to think about when designing research - both for online and in-person methods. You can find her book, Doing Qualitative Research Online, from Sage Publishing. 

    You can also find Janet's work on https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/author/janet-salmons-0. Use the code MSPACEQ422 for a 20% discount on SAGE research methods books, valid until December 31, 2022.

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    • 42 min
    Do Better Research S4 E2: Decolonising Research Methods

    Do Better Research S4 E2: Decolonising Research Methods

    In this, the second episode of Season 4, I talk to Sara de Sousa (https://twitter.com/sarag5), Student Success Lead at Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire. Her work and research is on understanding and reducing the awarding gap between Black and Global Majority students, and white students, and increase retention and progression across the student demographic. We talk about undertaking using creative methods, decolonising research, and the importance of self-awareness and reflexivity in qualitative research. 



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    • 39 min
    Do Better Research S4 E1: Doing a Professional Doctorate

    Do Better Research S4 E1: Doing a Professional Doctorate

    Welcome to Season 4 of Do Better Research! 

    In this episode, the first of Season 4, we dive into what it means to do a 'Professional Doctorate' with Janine Marriott (https://twitter.com/thejanine). Janine is undertaking her project, entitled ‘Dead Interesting: Public engagement in and with Sites of Cemeteries and Graveyards (UK , Ireland and Europe)' with the University of Hertfordshire. She is also the Public Engagement Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, the case study for her doctoral research. 



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    • 35 min
    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

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