Author Archives: dannyemills

Has feminism got something to say about autism in education?

The following post is based on recent experiences I have had working around Manchester in schools for autism and related conditions. The comments, whilst critical of certain events and incidents, are not meant to be disparaging towards individuals (non of … Continue reading

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Facebook, online research and explicit consent: values in action

So Facebook conducted research via (according to the Wall st Journal) its internal ‘Data Science Team’ which is apparently not affiliated or endorsed by a third party research body or institution. Facebook used its existing terms of service as an ethical umbrella under which to operate, … Continue reading

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Futher adventures in Feminism

Interaction, exploration and reflection in online ‘feminist’ discussion spaces. A continuation of the previous post – feminism-masculinity-and-online-discussion-forums/ I am not assuming that this one forum is representative of feminist ideals online or otherwise, but it’s very active, well established and well contributed to, and … Continue reading

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Feminism, masculinity and online discussion forums

So, I have been looking at a Canadian online blog on feminism (feministcurrent.com) in the course of researching angles for a future dissertation involving male interactions with feminism. In particular I want to look at the relationship that men have … Continue reading

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Online Autism: a search for identity?

In a recent small-scale study for my Masters of Research, I looked at the discussions within an online discussion forum for autism related issues. I won’t reproduce the data here (ethical reasons) but I gained some interesting and unexpected insights. Whether the … Continue reading

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The challenge of developing bespoke methodologies from theoretical origins

So in a recent essay I tried to ‘hand-pick’ methodological principles and processes from existing methodologies such as discourse analysis, conversation analysis, foucauldian discourse and grounded theory. The results were more a useful exploration than successful! My main concern at … Continue reading

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A short long essay on the subject of ‘aporia’ in research…

This long post is an extension of an essay (3500 words) on the subject of ‘aporia’ in research – what it has meant and the ideas it has represented. The essay was written in Feb 2014 during study for the MRes in … Continue reading

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