The Ploughman's Lunch

Postcards from a PhD

Category Archives: Collecting

Cultural memory: In theory and terrifying practice

It was my PGR induction on Monday which coincided with freshers week.  It felt very peculiar to be a new starter again 19 years on from the first time I … Continue reading

September 25, 2016

Etc. #1

Snowball sampling is something I have vague memories of from studying A-level sociology.  It’s basically a technique of recruiting participants for a study via the existing participants, each new person … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Vinyl, death, resurrection and meaning

Just as one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I am learning the hard way that judging a paper by its title isn’t always advisable either. Even in the … Continue reading

November 4, 2015