So after a few weeks off, due to changes in the research focus, Chartership work, preparation for an interview, never-ending (and ever-increasing) work pressures, #PS3 obligations among other things, I feel it is need to restart the setting of public targets, goals and deadlines.
Since my last post (Week 4) my research has changed I feel quite significantly. It has only this week I have realised that I cannot simply transfer/amend what I have already done, to meet the new needs and then progress from there. It is a complete change. My research question has gone from:
“The Role of an Information Professional in a ‘Knowledge Hub’ to inform a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: A Case Study”
“Removing Barriers to Knowledge Sharing in an Inter-Organizational setting: Challenging the Yang & Maxwell Model. ‘Bolton Health Matters’ Case Study”
As you can see these questions, whilst both similar in area covered – focusing on the same piece of work – are very different. They also have different research strategies. All this considered, I have decided (some would say a month too late) that I need to restart the piece of research. I have the advantage of aspects being transferable, but not to the detriment of the overall quality. My next meeting with my tutor is on 15th March and I want to be almost where I was in Janurary with the original question. With this in mind my 5 goals for the remainder of the week are
- Draft new scope
- Draft new aim
- Draft new objectives
- Scope gaps in literature review
- Read up on action research
This along with all the pressures mentioned in the opening paragraph is plenty to keep me busy!