I’m in the midst of designing my research project and writing the methodology chapter for my dissertation proposal. I’m going to do Action Research and will be utilizing a mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) data. I had heard most people talk about NVivo as the software of choice for qualitative research, especially, so I went to check it out. Big problem! NVivo is Windows only. They said they are releasing a Mac version in late 2013, but that makes me nervous. So, I went on the hunt.
Here’s a screenshot of how I am laying out Scrivener to help me prepare for Comprehensive Exams. I placed a .jpg of each book in the index card for each book. Within each card there is a document in which I will write my own review of the book. This functions well with my visual learning style.
I’ve laid out my comprehensive exam questions and the visual guide to the bibliographies using Scrivener. Here is a visual map of what the summer reading and digesting will look like. I suppose this summer I will be like a cow chewing the cud. Two years of inhaling books is done, now it’s time to (burp) digest them.
I came across a new app today that has great potential for the world of visual learning. It is called Thinglink. It allows you to place interactive media inside of still images. Very cool. Here is a very quick test drive. What do you think?