Clay's Cloudy Consciousness

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Mixed emotions about methods

Over the course of my sociology degree, I figured…I knew that if I continued in the field, I would be a qualitative researcher. The idea that I might have to use quantitative methods seemed ridiculous. I was not in sociology for… Continue Reading →

Women Scholars’ Experiences with Harassment

After completing my post/response to a previous article, I read Women scholars’ experiences with online harassment and abuse: Self-protection, resistance, acceptance, and self-blame, a research article which surveyed both Canadian and American scholars in various fields. I mention my previous… Continue Reading →

The Bigger They Are…

I just finished reading the research study titled Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments. After I read the title, but before I read the… Continue Reading →

Understanding Elusive Quantitative Data

My first degree was a B.A. in Sociology with a focus on Social Justice. As a social science, the department required students to conduct their own research projects and take several courses on research methods. I found the concept of… Continue Reading →

Twitter’s not the only stage

After reading the research article Twitter Use and its Effects on Student Perception of Instructor Credibility, I found myself pondering why technology allows us members of society to observe different social practices and expectations depending on the medium of social interaction…. Continue Reading →

Transformative Diary Writing

I have never come to terms with the fact that I am pretty good at writing a diary. While gearing up for my first day of grad school, I went over some of my old notes from my B.Ed. I… Continue Reading →

Without a Brand

I never know where to start with blogs. However, that shortcoming is pretty apt for the articles I will be addressing today. When someone outside of the education field asks me: “What kind of teacher are you? The new-age love-dovey… Continue Reading →

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