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Review of the Big Bang Data Exhibition by Geof Hill

The creativity cluster had an exciting day out visiting the Big Bang data exhibition at Somerset house in early Feb. Reader in education Geof Hill has written a review on the exhibit and presents some interesting reflections on data collection, use and meaning.

big-bang-advertising“One strong theme that was evident throughout the exhibition was the adage ‘a picture tells a thousand words’…”

“A second installation spoke to me of the humanity that often gets overlooked in collection and representation of quantitative data.”

To read the full review go to: https://supervisorsfriend.wordpress.com/

**Watch this space**
More blog posts to follow from staff and students reflecting on the exhibit and trip

Meet the CSPACE Team – Geof Hill

Name: Geof Hill

geof hillRole at BCU: I am a reader in (Higher ) Education in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Research Interests:

  • I am interested in practice-led research and using that in any of the professional practices.
  • I am also interested in creative ways of publishing and disseminating one’s research and specialise in publishing my research in cabaret.

Research you are currently working on: I have just published a practice-led inquiry on my using cabaret as research dissemination. I am working with a colleague to make explicit a notion of ‘provenance’ which we have situated in practice-led inquiry as a reflective process to initiate practice-led inquiry.

I am working with other colleagues on the use of practitioner stories to provide insights into a range of business, education and health practices.

Research methodologies you are using: Practice-led inquiry ( which means that the inquiry begins with the researcher’s/inquirer’s own story of their exposure and development fo the practice they are investigating.

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Current issues, thoughts and reflections on education & research: Educational research is enjoying a new resurgence as practice based inquiry is revalidated as a worthwhile way for people to investigate a range of educational issues.

At BCU it is also exciting that there is a culture of encouraging people to both research and disseminate their research using creative approaches,.

Most influential research you have read/seen: Guba and Lincoln’s (1982) challenge to the hegemony of the positivist paradigm was concept changing for me. Previously I had accepted the dominance of positivist research and now I can see how that is flawed when it is used with any people issues.

Advice for new researchers: Keep a journal so that you will be able to recognise the ways in which you change as a researcher through your candidature. Document the very first thing troubling you and with that issue it can become the topic of your dissertation.

Mini fact about you: I worked as an actor on the television series ‘medivac’.