“Pre-covid” life in the UK almost feels like an aeon ago, but we’re only six weeks into it. At the end of February I was in London, co-hosting an event with colleagues, and was still recruiting and interviewing participants for my research project in mid-March. How things have changed. […]
Since we started this blog, our main aim has been to offer value for the community of (early-career) higher education researchers, but also to pretty much anyone ending up reading these pages. Another thing we wanted to do with it is to provide a space for early-career scholars to create value for the readers of this blog, which includes their peers.
Online methods are not new, but due to the current pandemic circumstances they have received greater attention. Suddenly a slow disaster came into the picture, and everyone had to reconfigure their plans and projects—research ones included. […]
Anyone would agree that choosing the right topic for a doctorate is important. We all want to do something that matters, right? So we may fantasize about the thrill, writing all-nighters, and talking […]
Maybe you were wondering what early-career higher education researchers around the world are doing these days. You probably weren’t, unless you are one. Anyhow, here’s a short report on what some of us in ECHER have been up to.
In this interview, I sat down with Simon and we spoke about what it is like to be the lead editor of Higher Education, how the journal operates “on the inside”, how it deals with authors and reviewers, what makes a paper a good candidate […]
Two weeks ago, I attended a 2-day writing masterclass by Katherine Firth—an award-winning educator and one of the authors of the book How to fix your academic writing trouble, which was earlier recommended in a post by Melina Aarnikoivu. Here I wish to share some takeaways from this very […]
Many early-career scholars begin their dissertations with lofty ambitions of doing work that is significant, original, and widely appreciated. However, by the time many find themselves negotiating precarious transitions between dissertation […]
How do you do theory? While the craft of methods and empirical work more generally is often made explicit in higher education research and science studies, theory work usually remains implicit. […]