In this interactive session we will explore in what ways maps and mapping can be helpful for doctoral research, in particular for data analysis. The facilitator will draw on mappings from her own thesis on freelance language teachers’ Twitter-based professional development to illustrate how maps can disrupt linear thinking and help gain deeper insights into the research topic. Participants are asked to provide examples of maps that could be useful for their research on a poster wall (https://padlet.com/martina_emke/maps4research ) prior to the session. This information will be used for discussion during the session and on the event forum.

Link to the padlet used for this session: https://padlet.com/martina_emke/maps4research


Clarke, A. E. (2005) Situational analysis : Grounded theory after the postmodern turn. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE.

Clarke, A. E., Friese, C., & Washburn, R. S. (2018). Situational analysis: Grounded theory after the interpretive turn. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE (2nd ed)

Student website with resources: https://study.sagepub.com/clarke2e  

Deleuze, G., & Guattari, F. (1987). A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (B. Massumi, Trans.). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. (Original work published in 1980).

Emke, M. (2019). Freelance Language Teachers’ Professional Development On … And With … And Through Twitter. EdD thesis. The Open University.  http://oro.open.ac.uk/60076/

Mckinnon, I. & Breen, J. M.(2020). Expanding cartographic practices in the social sciences. In The sage handbook of visual research methods (pp. 154-171). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526417015   

S10_ Mapping for non-linear data analysis – Martina Emke