Author Archives: Sarah Cummings

Which are the top development journals?

In my research, I’m examining development journals. And I wanted to select the top journals in the field – in academic terms, that is – because I think this is where the publish or perish pressures will be highest. In … Continue reading

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Questionnaire surveys 1: some common pitfalls

When I undertook a research project of Dgroups while I was working at KIT in 2006-2007, I sent out questionnaire to thousands – literally – Dgroup facilitators in three languages (English, French and Spanish). This was quite frightening but it … Continue reading

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Epistemic reflexivity

Reflexivity has become, in other words, a hegemonic value of the social scientific field and a weapon in struggles over status and resources within the intellectual field (Lynch, 2000). Just reading a fascinating article by Karl Maton working at the … Continue reading

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