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Content analysis: An introduction

By Gordon Rugg

I have very mixed feelings about content analysis. At its best, it gives you a new understanding of the world around you. At its worst, which I see all too often, it’s little more than an attempt to salvage mangled fragments of something useful from the wreckage of a questionnaire perpetrated by some sinner who deserves to be locked in a cell for a while with the assorted works of Barbara Cartland being read aloud over the intercom. 3,627 more words

Useful Concepts

How much is too much?

By Gordon Rugg

There are various well-established answers to the question of how much is too much. (Though being well-established doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re true…) 3,100 more words


Society vs. Individuality

 We are individuals in this world seeking our individual fortunes. And though we are made of the same components we have our own unique differences, rendering us alike and different at the same times. 418 more words


When is a word not a word? The 'dog debate'.

A post appeared recently on the TES Reading Theory and Practice blog about the relationship between synthetic phonics and comprehension. Its focus is the UK’s statutory… 1,876 more words


Tag None Of The Things!

(I’m only 374 posts in, I can’t be expected to know how the site works by now)

The thing that I like more than anything else on this blog is variety – I write about whatever the Hell I want. 660 more words

Reactions To Stuff

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Here is an article I wrote for the company I am interning for at the minute, Globe Of Love. This company is an online magazine that provides inspiration and positive messages around the globe for everyone. 47 more words

Globe Of Love

Banding Abandoned

Anyone who has read this blog will know that I have never been a big fan of school banding.  It has caused a great deal of problems for schools; has added little in terms of genuine accountability and has put huge barriers between parents and schools while simultaneously reducing the collaboration that goes on in our sector.  521 more words