Category Archives: Ethics

Presenting research findings: Tales of the unexpected

A friend getting ready for her viva was given a great bit of advice: there will always be something unexpected which you can only prepare for by accepting it will happen. I was reminded of this following my first experience … Continue reading

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The metaphor of ‘missing data’ in qualitative research

How does the metaphor of ‘missing data’ work for you in relation to qualitative research? Graham Crow tested this idea out with 12 of us (all PhD students) this week at a National Centre for Research Methods course. We discussed … Continue reading

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Getting past assumptions about putting ideas into practice

What matters to us opens us to new ideas. As clinicians or researchers, we don’t make sense of an idea as a free-floating ‘thing’ but through how it relates to our practice. If we think it might help us make … Continue reading

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What can we do with applied qualitative health research?

The British Sociological Association has a new special interest group in applied qualitative health research. Yesterday I was in Newcastle for its inaugural symposium (on twitter as #AQHR). Over 60 researchers had gathered to explore the question, ‘What can we do with applied … Continue reading

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Questions of efficacy, effectiveness and implementation

When doing research in an applied field such as speech and language therapy, different sorts of questions are needed depending on what you are trying to understand. As with all attempts at categorisation, the following question types have fuzzy and overlapping boundaries. However, in … Continue reading

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Aphasia charity needs online votes to Speakeasy

It is sad that, in spite of top level commitment to user involvement and community engagement, funding cuts mean charities including Speakeasy are having to seek income through routes such as the NatWest CommunityForce, where entrants are in competition for public online votes … Continue reading

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Penultimate issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice now out

The Autumn 11 issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice has been mailed today, so subscribers can expect it through their door very soon! Cover star Dan sustained a severe head injury in 2007, and Lindsay King describes how … Continue reading

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