#OTalk Research 7th December 2021 – Research Journaling

This month our #OTalk Research is hosted by Dr Anuja Cabraal @AnujaCabraal with @NikkiDanielsOT on the #OTalk account.

Anuja describes herself as a qualitative enthusiast, and so we are delighted to welcome her as this month’s host. Anuja will help us to think about research journaling and how it can be best used to support our research.
A research journal, or research diary is a log that is kept throughout your research. It can include whatever you choose and can be structured based on your style – it can even be unstructured. There are many benefits to keeping a research journal, which we’re looking forward to chatting about during the tweetchat. 


What is your understanding of a research diary or research journal in qualitative research? 

Why keep a research diary? What are some ways it can be useful?

Do you keep a research diary? What are the sorts of things you have, or think you might put in there? 

How do you think a research journal can add value to your research? Can you share any examples?

What are some of the challenges you find when it comes to keeping or maintaining a research diary?

What are some things you could try to help you with your research journaling? Do you have any tips to share with others?

Post Chat

Host:   Dr Anuja Cabraal @AnujaCabraal

Support on OTalk Account:  @NikkiDanielsOT

Evidence your CPD. If you joined in this chat you can download the below transcript as evidence for your CPD, but remember the HCPC are interested in what you have learnt.  So why not complete one of our reflection logs to evidence your learning?

HCPC Standards for CPD.

  • Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities.
  • Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice.
  • Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery.
  • Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user.
  • Upon request, present a written profile (which must be their own work and supported by evidence) explaining how they have met the Standards for CPD.

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