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Tuesday 31st July 2012: 11.24pm. Just got back results from my 2012 summer exams with the #IoE for my PGCert in Educational and Social Research. Got 59% in Approaches to Educational Research (that's the exam I failed last year and so rote learned and regurgitated for in the resit, and because it's a resit it's capped to 59%. I shudder to think what my actual grade was), 87% in Quantitative Data Analysis and I remember I got somewhere between 50% and 59% in Writing and Presenting Educational Research.
Tuesday 5th June 2012: 2.56pm. So, after much head hurt last few days in trying my best to write and learn off the "correct" #regurgitation of #research methods in educational research according to the IoE's ivory tower, I'm onto trying to think of the "correct" answer for the mandatory question discussing #positivism vs. #interpretivism in educational research discourse according to the #IoE. This, at least, is challenging, because last year I wrote the truth which (paraphrased for brevity here) is that it is an artificial storm in a teacup generated by the numerate and non-numerate Bourdieuian cultural fields competing for scarce government research funding resources, so basically positivist research tends to be well funded by government and all the people ignorant or incapable of university level maths feel a need to justify why they too are right to parasite off the state despite that their research rarely is useful for government to declare its policy as "

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