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Play and subversion in Mumsnet Talk

It’s not always wise to admit you have favourites, but I’m going to say it anyway. I looked at many threads during my study of the Mumsnet Talk discussion forum, but none were as much fun to read and analyse … Continue reading

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Ethics, Privacy and Internet Research

A few days ago my first academic paper was published online. This article is probably the single thing that I’m most proud of to date, because it feels entirely my own. Of course, I draw on the work of others … Continue reading

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PhD Bite 3: Taiwo Ilori

In our third PhD Bite, Taiwo offers a poetic reflection on the PhD journey …end of 3rd year I look at you with anger… love… frustration my emotions every which way… all over the place I stare at you from … Continue reading

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PhD Bite 2: Emma Hutson

I recently met someone who has loved their PhD from the offset. They feel like they know what they’re doing, like they have a final goal in mind and that nothing will stop them from completing it. I hate this … Continue reading

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PhD Bites 1: Vicki Whittaker

About PhD Bites When I first saw that Jai had written a blog post entitled Completing your PhD in three years, I couldn’t bear to read it. Not because it wouldn’t be full of good sense and sound recommendations, but … Continue reading

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I’m not yummy, or slummy, or smug: Why we need to stop labelling mothers

Yesterday, I read an article in The Guardian, titled From smug to slummy: the myths of modern parenthood. It was drawn to my attention by one of the bloggers who was mentioned in this piece, a ‘brummy mummy of two’, just … Continue reading

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Completing your PhD in three years

This week, I submitted my PhD thesis, exactly two years and eleven months from the date I started. During the final weeks and months of writing up, I’ve been reflecting on the whole process and the strategies that have helped … Continue reading

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