Category Archives: Research Skills

Qualitative Research Interviews: Tips and thoughts

May’s meeting of the Qualitative Research Group I coordinate at The School of Dentistry was on Qualitative Research Interviews.  Andrea Rodriguez and I led a discussion by briefly presenting some reflections on our own experience of doing qualitative interviews. Below, we pulled together the main points that

Linguistic Ethnography and professional morality e-seminar

In June, Caroline Pelletier and Roger Kneebone are running this year’s Linguistic Ethnography Forum e-seminar with Prof Fiona Copland, from the University of Stirling,  and myself acting a seminar facilitators. The paper under discussion will be Pelletier and Kneebone’s 2016 article, ‘Learning Safely from error?

Wikipedia logo held in hands

Dental Wikipedia Editing Project

Dundee Dental School shares their experience of running a dental Wikipedia project and encourages involvement other dental schools by starting to publish a series of videos. The first offers insight into their Wikipedia work at The University of Dundee, to share the latest dentistry research and clinical guidelines!

Qualitative Research for Dentists

My mission to bring qualitative research to dentistry continues… Below are the slides from I session I did with the students on the MDSc Prosthodontics course in the Dental School at The University of Dundee. This session on qualitative research for dentists fits into a series of

Dentistry Qualitative Research Group: Poster Session

When I joined The School of Dentistry at The University of Dundee last year I was excited to see that amidst the generally positivist approach to research, there were quite a few people making waves with qualitative research into dentistry. These people were focusing on

How Long Does it Take to Review a Paper?

I recently stumbled on a project from Malte Elson at Ruhr University Bochum and James D. Ivory from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University which attempts to give some clarity to the peer review process for journals. Journal Reviewer attempts to give some insight to the

Graham R Gibbs Lecturing on Grounded Theory

What is Grounded Theory?

Grounded Theory is an inductive methodology in which theory is constructed through close analysis of available data. It is an approach marked both by its over-simplification by some and the density of other theorists and practitioners.  Finding a way into understanding grounded theory is sometime not

How to write a literature review

How to Write a Literature Review

The problem of how to write a literature review is a common one. It is a basic academic skill – but one that receives very little attention during research training. Often, people are simple just expected to know how to write a literature review. However,