Plagiarism is a big deal in academia. As students we are told often what a terrible thing it is to plagiarise the work or ideas of others, and that if we do plagiarise we could face serious penalties. Academics have lost jobs, status and reputations over plagiarism - in South Africa there was a famous … Continue reading Referencing, plagiarism and building credibility
I'm thinking about data again - mostly because I am still in the process of collecting/gathering/generating it for my postdoctoral research. I had a conversation with a colleague at a conference I went to recently who talks about 'generating' his data - colleagues of mine in my PhD group use this term too - but … Continue reading Data: collecting, gathering or generating?
I have been thinking about fieldwork a lot lately, and how to improve on what I did with it during my PhD because I am doing it all again, post-doctorally. I have started a new, connected research project which I will probably write about later on, and I am wondering if the way I am … Continue reading Fieldwork: custom, character and questions of ethics