Wednesday, 16 July 2008


The mini-viva happened. It was okay. They didn't rubbish my research question, nor tell me my literature review was pants, nor that the scope was impossibly big. But they did query what I meant by social constructionism and told me that I was defining it in terms of itself. Now I come to think of it, attempting to define something is being positivist, isn't it? So the concept of social constructionism must be constructed.

They also pointed out that I'd mentioned power, but all but dismissed it, when it is very important in engaging with people. They're right. But I thought and wrote about power months ago, then decided it wasn't important enough to make a big thing of it in the viva.

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