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January 10, 2006

The words mount toward a quals paper

Originally written December 19, 2005 and posted on January 10, 2006.

Well I'm a week into my writing plan and I finally got to actually sit down and actually write. I spent much of Saturday editing my completed quals section and today I am updating with two papers from the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Conference in October. One of those papers is my friend Eric Meyer's co-authored work with two SLIS faculty members - Howard Rosenbaum and Noriko Hara. Their paper titled How Photobloggers are Framing a New Computerization Movement is proving to be one of those paper from which I draw more information each time I read it...we are going on three reads at the moment.

I have often waffled over the discussion of distinctions between photoblogging and flickr...they are different but are they REALLY different? Of course I can be as purest and academic hairsplitting as anyone else so I tend to roll these things around looking for a practicable distinction. Well I think Eric pretty much hits it on the head when he says that flickr falls into a gray area and including it or excluding it from a study is a methodological decision...decision because it's just not clear cut enough to have a hard line between the two.

Words written today...lord alone knows I didn't take a "pre-session" word count on the section.

Final word count for section = 3840

Quals sections completed = 1 of 10.

Total document word count after todays writing = 22,270 (discussion of my writing practices that explains this count).

I also spent time today working with the outline for a second section of the paper. This is a tough part for me. I keep hearing Susan saying "What story do you want to tell?" but sometimes the story is clearer than others, particularly with literature reviews it think they hold their secretes very close to the vest. So I tend to slug each paragraph of what I want to present with a keyword and then move them around like puzzle pieces until the flow is right. Maybe not the best way to do this but not an uncommon one either. So I sat in my office today with papers spread out on my desk looking at the best layout for my keyworded design.

Then it hit me...put the keywords into MindMap to see if it made more sense that way. Now why didn't I think of this before! It's so much easier to see where things should go...what should be combined...and what topics just don't fit, when you can see everything at once. Yes there is still some shifting back and forth to read the paragraphs that received the keywords I'm sorting...but it's so minor compared to flipping through stacks of paper for every facet of the organizing process.

Quals section starting word count = 5612.

Total document word count after the addition of the new material and rearranged section = 26,358.

Posted by prolurkr at January 10, 2006 11:15 AM

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