Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries from November 2009

Eye-Tracking Methods and Methodologies

November 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Attended this lunch-time presentation by an ex-student, Jonathan San-Diego and his supervisor James Aczel. I was interested to learn a little more about how you would go about collecting and analysing eye-tracking data, wondering what other applications it might be used for. Fascinating presentation. Interesting challenges. you could capture what people were looking at when […]

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Tags: by Gill · research methods · Research Tools · technology

Transitioning from Student to Staff at the OU

November 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After finishing my PhD I joined the OU as a member of staff. This was a more complicated process than I anticipated, so I’m going to briefly describe the most problematic side here in the hope that others can have a smoother transition. When you join as a member of staff at the OU, a […]

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Fruit Flies are Little People – Bidding for Funding the Writing Process

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments

This workshop was facilitated by Robert Sunders & Anne Adams. It was a combination of workshop activities where we put together titles and abstracts for a bid which we then pitched to the group for comment. Listening to the abstracts from others from different disciplines was very interesting and getting an informed critique from Robert […]

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Tags: Bidding for funding · by Gill · Workshops