Thoughts on Transcription

Thoughts on Transcription

One piece of advice I have received a number of times is to hire someone to do my interview transcriptions for me. However, this has never felt quite right for a couple of reasons:  These are personal conversations and I don’t feel comfortable sharing them with just anyone – in terms of what is shared […]

Features of Interest in the BC Seed System

Features of Interest in the BC Seed System

Features of Interest in the BC Seed System Why is BC seed of interest? What follows are features of interest of seed production and community engagement in BC – items I can draw upon and build on in my research.   Focus on vegetable seed While Canada is a major exporter of cereal and legume […]

The Stories of Seed in BC

The Stories of Seed in BC

May 2018 While reading through a textbook on qualitative research recently (Patton, 2015), I came across a relatively benign-looking text box. My current reading subject was resilience, which is why this text box stood out. It was titled, Family Stories Support Resiliency. While it was “resiliency” that first caught my eye, it was “Family” that […]

Spending time with the data

Spending time with the data

I recently noticed I spend a lot of time with my data. I sometimes think it’s a type of procrastination. As I review focus group notes and interview notes and document review notes I find myself exploring and writing about the process and sometimes feel like it is a strategy which delays progress in my […]

Continuing with Sustainability

Continuing with Sustainability

In my first blog post I talked about a number of topics including how to define sustainability. And thanks to the holidays I was able to clear a bit of head space to think a bit more about this post. The reason for defining sustainability, or the spectrum of sustainability, is so you can be […]