Monthly Archives: May 2013

Clickberry : interaction for online video sharing.

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Elodie Crespel‘s insight:

Clickberry is currently a free to use service that helps people make their video more interactive.

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coming in 2014 : Open innovation in Knowledge Society: Transnational networks and local communities

I receive this nice email today

I have the pleasure to inform you that the book INNOVACIÓN ABIERTA EN LA SOCIEDAD DEL CONOCIMIENTO.REDES TRANSNACIONALES Y COMUNIDADES LOCALES (Open innovation in Knowledge Society: Transnational networks and local communities have been delivered to the publishing house “La Crujía” today. It will be published in 2014.

sharing feelings

I realize that my participants used many different ways to express their feeling regarding online videos that they watched and shared. I am organizing them in groups :

Feeling Love (Affection, Love, Attraction, Desire, Craze, Excitation, Passion, Sympathy)
Feeling of joy (Fun, contentment, proud, happy, humor, pleasure, satisfaction, sensation)
Feelings of sadness (displeasure, insecure, loneliness, giving up,discouragement)
Feelings of anger( hatred, aversion, frustration, disgust, contempt, aggressiveness, anger)
sense of fear (panic, fear, concern)
Feelings of shame ( shame, insult, regret)

I used a list I found online to check if those specific feelings were express. This also made me read again the interviews with an eye for those emotions. And I got to use the text search query to explore the use, context and meaning of words expressing feelings.

The participants brought up their attitudes, feelings and behaviors to the stories they were telling me, creating a dynamic narration that is the result of an active interview (Holstein, 1995)

Below is an example of what I found and what I did not. The one in bold are the strong ones, The strikethrough are missing altogether, and the normal one where present but did not lead to anything.

Sentiments d’amour





















Holstein, J. A., & Gubrium, J. F. (1995). The Active Interview. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

The banana test

Research Degree Voodoo

When we talked about introductions last week, I said not to be too broad.  How do you know if you’re being too broad?

My colleague Karen says: ‘Use the banana test’–if you can substitute your key word for ‘banana’ and it still makes sense, it’s not specific enough.

Throughout history, political processes (bananas) have been significant to human society.

Since the nineteenth century, political processes (bananas) have become increasingly more accessible to ordinary people.

Since 1973, people over 18 have been eligible to vote in Australia, thus expanding their engagement in political processes (bananas).

Banana in parliament

So we can see that last one is actually about right.  Much more specific than you might have thought!

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illustrating coding

All kinds of metaphors can be used to describe how I make sense of my research process. In a nutshell, I did 30 interviews and use grounded theory approach to analyse them.  As I start rewriting my methodology section, I found this artist, Ursus Wehrli, who create visually stunning photos by deconstruction and reorganization all kinds of things. The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy  can also be a good way to explain what I am trying to do when I code my interviews.

I get a “now what?” after all the first coding is done. Everything is neat and tidy, but it still does not make sense by itself. The image above illustrates well where I am, looking at my reorganised bits of interview and think about the next step. To be continued