‘Retrofitting’ your PhD: when you get your data before your theory

I gave a workshop recently to two different groups of students at the same university on building a theoretical framework for a PhD. The two groups of students comprised scholars at very different points in their PhDs, some just starting to think about theory, some sitting with data and trying to get the theory to … Continue reading ‘Retrofitting’ your PhD: when you get your data before your theory

Disciple or pathmaker? Critiquing your theoretical ‘gurus’

I recently enjoyed an amazing week at the University of Sydney, where I spent time talking about my work with the researcher who developed the conceptual tools I used to frame my theoryology and methodology, as well as with PhD scholars and researchers who are also using these tools in their own research. Two of my friends … Continue reading Disciple or pathmaker? Critiquing your theoretical ‘gurus’