Friday, July 27, 2007

Conducting qualitative research "unscientifically"

UIE Brain Sparks has a pointer to a series by Leisa Reichelt about "accepting the unscientific qualities of qualitative research, and using qualitative research as a flexible way to gather rich and insightful information about your intended audience." They provide a brief conversational apologia for qualitative research, which probably won't convince skeptics but which are interesting anyway.

Qualitative Research » UIE Brain Sparks

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Republican candidates don't want a YouTube debate

Presumably this has something to do with the way the Democratic YouTube debate went. Too bad: The questioning is less controlled, and I suppose the candidates think it's beneath their dignity to be asked questions by animated snowmen and so forth, but the YouTube debate was useful in that it gave actual non-journalists and non-politicians the chance to ask questions. I don't think this will play well. The only Republican candidates who have signed on are John McCain, who has nothing to lose, and Ron Paul, who -- in addition to having nothing to lose -- has shown strong willingness to engage with distributed media.

But Don't Ask Him on YouTube... | The Trail |

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Writing a novel on your phone

Commuter writes book using mobile phone - Yahoo! News

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