Thinking about methods and methodology

I’ve been reading about the methodology of case studies. Yin (2003) warns against being ‘biased by pre-conceived notions, including those derived from theory’ p 56. This is a risk for the study to be undertaken, as the nature of DWR is to suggest a method (the Change laboratory) to be…

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More thoughts on context

This week I’ve been reviewing my research proposal after more helpful comments from colleagues here, and thinking more about the justification for using CHAT and expansive learning theory as the chosen theoretical underpinnings. The revised proposal is on the proposal page – please visit if you haven’t so far and…

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Entering the CHAT-universe

Hello.  This will be a Coventry University domain built by myself, Alison Rowland, to track my adventures looking at Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), Developmental Work Research (DWR) and Engeström’s expansive learning theory. I may be shortly embarking on a PhD looking at the application of expansive learning theory to the…

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