Reading Ahead: Secondary Research (part 1)
By Steve Portigal at 2:39 pm, Thursday July 30 2009

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Starting any project means we inevitably come across any number of articles that pertain to the topic or the themes that emerge from the research and synthesis.

Sometimes we’ll dedicate some time at the beginning to collect articles and summarize ‘em, but more often we’ll just do a quick scan and opportunistically look for issues to inform our recruiting and planning for fieldwork.

Here’s what we’re reading now (and we’ll do a part 2 if and when we find more articles of interest):

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4 Responses to “Reading Ahead: Secondary Research (part 1)”

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    All I can say is wow. I love love love this project. The biggest thing that comes to mind is Marshall McLuhan’s “the medium is the massage” which amazingly published in 1967 performed it’s own function as electronic media which theorized the transition between data comprehention to pattern recognition.

    Comment by Chris brown 10.08.09 @ 5:45 pm


      Wow, Chris, thanks for the good feedback. It’s been a lot of fun to work on and of course be able to share with people!

      Comment by Steve Portigal 10.08.09 @ 6:56 pm


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