nickhop Podcasts by Nick Hopwood about research, education, academic life

August 6, 2014  

This short podcast introduces some of the ideas in a paper in JWL. It takes the basic core of the key ideas, and is not a detailed or precise theoretical explanation.

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March 18, 2013  

A 20 minute podcast that explains Martyn Hammersley's framework for critiquing ethnographic research, and then argues why it may be valuable in critical appraisals of other forms of educational and social enquiry, too. It concludes with an argument for placing aesthetic dimensions more prominently in our evaluations, suggesting that such an approach is consistent with the original spirit of Hammersley's guide.

March 10, 2013  

In this podcast Nick Hopwood chats with Marie Manidis about 2 issues:

1. The equivalence of knowing and doing - where this notion takes us and why it might be troubling

2. Whether and how we can 'see' practices as ethnographers

We don't claim to reach final answers on these issues, but hopefully provide a useful starting point for further discussion!

March 4, 2013  

This is a podcast designed to help students understand why ontology and epistemology are important in social science research. It uses the idea of listening to music and asking a simple question that opens up lots of possibilities depending on the perspective (ie. ontology and epistemology) we adopt.