Semi-WHAT?-ics

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Winter School training course on Semiotics, run by the most excellent Susan Bell (you can find her here). She started the session with a video clip that I love, and had used before to ‘define semiotics’ BBT: Sheldon Explains Semiotics   I think Semiotics is a fascinating…

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Curiouser & Curiouser: More on our paper for #AMSRS 2011 Conference

Over the past month or so, Jo Farquhar over at TNS Sydney and I have been putting the final touches on our paper and presentation on Online Qualitative Research for the AMSRS Curiouser & Curiouser Conference in September.  In the paper we’ve looked to provide some practical information around the ‘How to’s’ of Online Qual and what…

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#MRX Reading List – 28th July

Here I am, tail between my legs, with my long overdue updated reading list for the week (more like month… perhaps more!). There has been lots of great stuff out there in the twittersphere – but I’ve been hamstrung to some extent by mucking up my instapaper on my iPhone, thus losing the ability to…

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Today I will write a blog post

Each morning, as I slowly wake up and get my wits about me again I think, “Today, yes today is the day I’ll write that blog post”. But then, a phone call comes in – ‘urgent work, we need this done yesterday’ or the email ‘can you send me this’ or something else and life…

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Everything old is new again

I was watching Q and A last night (for those of you who are not based in Australia, Q and A is a panel program where various notables discuss the issues of the day – it is noteworthy for its use of twitter to engage the audience in discussion… but that’s another story). Anyway I…

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Books to Read: Super Sad True Love Story

I am not a book reviewer.  However, I did want to write a short piece about this book for my blog.  This book is not related to research, it is not based in Australia, and it is a work of science fiction.  So for all intents and purposes, this doesn’t look like a book that…

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Apple Ads are just good, aren’t they

I’m sitting here working on a presentation for a tech company. Like in all consumer tech research you do at the moment, when we asked our participants what tech they were excited about, or were looking forward to, a lot of the chatter was about Apple. I am a bit of an Apple fan –…

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AMSRS NSW Children’s Research Seminar

I’ve been on the AMSRS NSW committee for just about a year now.  I’m really enjoying my involvement in the committee; it gives me the opportunity to ‘give back’ to the industry, as well as meet new people, hear about all the cool new things that are around the corner and be involved in shaping…

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