Critical Realism

When I listened to Mona Chalabi’s podcast on the gendered outlook on (in)fertility, I felt the social scientist sense of mission in me come alive. YES! This is what social science is about! While there was a hard-science microbiologist speaking alongside her, it was social science deconstructing and peeling back the layers of cultural assumptionsContinue reading “Critical Realism”

Stocktake- PhD Life Updates

Summer 🌞 One thing I really like about university life is chunking the year into seasons. This makes looking at the year and goal-setting more manageable, and creates natural moments to take stock. This post is partially meant for social workers (or those in similar professions) who are considering whether to embark on a PhD.Continue reading “Stocktake- PhD Life Updates”

“How we as a community, provide support?”

This post will be a mini sharing on the development of theoretical thoughts (i.e. emergent theory) from the interviews thus far. Writing this after a morning of manuscript editing (a painful chore for me) and afternoon of axial coding/diagramming the emergent theory, I can truly see why PhD is also known as ‘Permanent Head Damage’Continue reading ““How we as a community, provide support?””