Sure, the method

Method was an issue in my LLM, and I don’t want it to be one in my PhD. I’m taking a couple of MRes modules in the Autumn to help with that, and putting a lot of thought into the method bit of the RF1.

Jess Guth shared a useful analogy with me. Methodology is like a style of cooking- vegan say- and method is then a particular recipe. You set out your cuisine (approach, theory, etc) and then provide details of how you’re going to use it in this instance.

Two things come from this. One, I find it helpful to think of ‘the method bit’ as ‘model + method’; two, networking really works- thanks Jess!

In case you’re wondering, this all obviously leads to a hint of Bourdieu, a bit of Cowney, a dash of Bradney….

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