PhD Progress & Thoughts

Layperson’s Translation: Winners of the Baldridge Quality Award

Reference: Griffith, J. (2017). An Organizational Model for Excellence in Healthcare Delivery: Evidence From Winners of the Baldrige Quality Award. Journal of Healthcare Management. 62(5). What The author Professor Emeritus John Griffith took a look at the winners of the Baldrige Quality Award, and outlined how the Baldrige Model enabled excellence in healthcare organisations. Why Improving… Continue reading Layperson’s Translation: Winners of the Baldridge Quality Award

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Culture Studies · Life & General · PhD Progress & Thoughts

When To Go To The Emergency Room*

*This is evidently not an exhaustive list, and I am not a medical professional. Please use your own discretion, particularly if you live outside Australia. Your country's medical system could differ in significant ways, and thus will impact your treatment options. I recently had a friend proudly inform me that, after being mildly irritated by… Continue reading When To Go To The Emergency Room*

PhD Progress & Thoughts

The Rabbit Hole of using the Internet to Find Things

Recently I was offered my second job as a Research Assistant. It seems to involve a pattern - There I am, sitting around and minding my business, when an academic approaches me and asks if I'm interested. Of course I'm interested. Especially when, as this academic shyly asked, I'm needed to conduct literature searches. This… Continue reading The Rabbit Hole of using the Internet to Find Things

Culture Studies · PhD Progress & Thoughts

‘Is Management Research Visible Outside the Academic Community?’

Hamet, J., & Maurer, F. (2017). Is management research visible outside the academic community? M@n@gement. 20(5). Association Internationale de Management Stratégique According to this article, No. Why? Evidence-based Practice is not present in management professional culture, Direct communication and collaboration between research and industry in management doesn't occur due to practice and academic silos - one of… Continue reading ‘Is Management Research Visible Outside the Academic Community?’

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Re-Blogging: Pat Thomson’s Threshholds

via threshold concepts in academic writing I'm re-blogging this particular post by Pat Thomson because she wrote an incredibly useful view of academic writing that I wanted to share with others. Before I read this post I was personally struggling with the concept of academic writing - hitting my head against the proverbial wall, as… Continue reading Re-Blogging: Pat Thomson’s Threshholds