Looking back

This journey of learning and research has just about come to an end. With only one more assignment to complete and hand in after this final blog has been written, the end is near. And what a journey it has been. In the very first blog post written, I gave my definition of what ‘research’…

Things no one needs to know

This blog post is supposed to be a reflection on my time and experiences during RES701. However, my brain does not seem to be up to the task at this point in time, no matter how hard I try. And by that I mean, how long I sit here and stare at my screen. So…

Making up for lost time

I am very aware of the fact that this post should have been done weeks ago. However, I am also aware of the fact that I am a chronic procrastinator. Also, Tuesdays always seem to sneak up on me, then before you know it I have forgotten to write my weekly blog. For that, I am…

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.

As I am sure you all know, we live in a world dominated by social media. Many of us, myself included, cannot go more than a couple of hours without logging in to at least one of the major social media platforms. Whether it be perusing Facebook’s news-feed, seeing what’s trending on Twitter, or liking the…

Just a Fad

When looking a bit further into the topic of social media marketing, I came across an article published on forbes.com. Forbes, now that’s a name you have all heard of, right? One you’d think was pretty credible. But when I read the first paragraph of the article,”To some entrepreneurs, social media marketing is the “next…

Project Possibilities

The hardest question I’ve had to answer in a long time is, What area of IT interests you? Who would have thought this seemingly simple question would cause such a headache (I suppose my freshly removed wisdom teeth could also be a contributing factor). However, one would have thought that by now, at the tail end of…

The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families

An Abstract: Three key elements The abstract for this clinical report tells me two of the three  things Clare said it should. The first of the three stated that an abstract should tell me what the research/paper/article topic is. This first requirement gets a big tick. The purpose or topic of the report is made…

Academic articles

After getting completely lost in google scholar and going of on many a tangent, I have decided upon the following two articles. One Title: Clinical Report—The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families Authors: Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, Kathleen Clarke-Pearson, MD, and COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA APA Reference: O’Keeffe, G. S., & Clarke-Pearson, K. (2011)….

A brief look at Case studies

What the? So what is case study you may ask? Well, it is one very useful method of research.  Case study research is used when an in-depth or up close understanding of one, or a small number of cases is the desired outcome. A case used in this form of research is always studied in…

Neuroplasticity and other big words

  Neuroplasticity is an umbrella term used to describe any long-term changes to the brain. This term gained recognition at a time when new research provided evidence that many aspects of the brain remain changeable throughout our lifetime. When this term was first mentioned by Clare, I was both very intrigued and very impressed. Big scientific words have…

What is research? And other related questions.

What do you think ‘research’ is? To me, research is something we carry out in order to gain a new perspective or new understanding on a particular topic or idea. We carry out research if we have a question to which we need the answer, or an answer which needs clarification or validation. Do you…