This is a relatively short mental note to myself, an attempt to address a basic methodological issue which I have been thinking about while reading economic and political theory over the past few days. I don't mean to address all the issues relating to practice-led PhDs. This is also not specifically about my own work, although I am affected by it. The problem which poses myself in renewed urgency is as follows.
Responding to something that Doll wrote
Lindsay I also feel *my* work doesn't make an easy fit into TNL compared to what you and Armin and some others post, because your writings are well-argued and/or intrigueingly speculative whereas a lot of what i am putting up is more rambly and thought processes scrawled as they come to me, as i am afraid that if i dont write everything, and repeat my ideas in different ways within the 1 text a number of times, i will lose what few idea kernels that i have in the thesis fog that surrounds me
This is the first chapter of my planned thesis which I submitted for upgrade. I finished this version before the holidays and, reading it now, can already see some weaknesses, but I hope the framework, how the plan for the research is laid out, can stand. I would be very happy for comments because so far few people have seen this.
As I am wrangling with my frakking thesis development, I found this PDF
Position Papers on Practice-Based Research:
There The Criminal in the Academy:Practice Based Research as a Form of Theft. deserves title of the year award.
I have uploaded my newly submitted transfer report as a file instead of pasting it here. I'm still learning how to use modules like these so bear with me!