28 mai 2019

The Blog as Dissertation Literature Review?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ulises Ali Mejias[Edit][Delete]: The Blog as Dissertation Literature Review?, Ideant [Edit][Delete] January 31, 2006

[link: Hits] I thought this was a pretty good paper. The premise is straightfoward: Ulises Ali Mejias argues that the posts in his blog, over the long run, constitute a literature review, as defined by Boote et al. in Scholars Before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation. I think he succeeds uiin showing that blogging satisfies the criteria, but I have to ask, is the resulting literature review a good literature review? My response? No. Consider: he includes Barabâasi but not Watt. Turkle but neither Rushkoff nor Rheingold. Habermas but not Foucault. Maybe the list would be rounded out over time, but he doesn't show that. More...

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