Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

Making the Most of Your Research Journal

By Nicole Brown

Published

Oct 19, 2021

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1447360049

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 1, 2021

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1447360032

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 19, 2021

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1447360056

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 19, 2021

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1447360056

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Making the Most of Your Research Journal

Providing practical guidance based on real-life examples, this book shows researchers different forms and ways of keeping a research journal and how to get the most out of journaling.

Appealing to postgraduate students, new and experienced researchers, the book:

• provides a theoretical grounding and information about knowledge and sensory systems and reflexivity;

• presents a practical exploration of what a journal looks like and when and how to record entries;

• includes helpful end-of-chapter exercises and online resources.

Providing valuable food for thought and examples to experiment with, the book highlights the different forms of research journals and entries so that readers can find what works for them. Giving researchers licence to do things differently, the book encourages and enables readers to develop their own sense of researcher identity and voice.

"Nicole Brown is the Marie Kondo of research journaling: let her show you how to bring the joy back into your note taking with this practical book." Inger Mewburn, Australian National University

“This book will provide support and inspiration to all those who are negotiating a research journey, with a wide range of examples and practical exercises to help you develop your own unique journaling practise.” Emma Brodzinski, Royal Holloway, University of London

Nicole Brown is Associate Professor at University College London Institute of Education and Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd.

Foreword ~ Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper

Introducing research journals

What does a research journal look like?

What to record in the research journal?

How to record in the research journal?

When to record in the research journal?

What to do with the journal entries?

Considerations of research journaling

Conclusion