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Can we Crowd Source rhizoanalysis #rhizo15

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So I spoken about how I want to try my hand at rhizoanalyis (using Leander and Rowe as a general guide). I figure the best way to get at nonrepresentational theory is to let others help map the lines of learning in .

Here is what I am thinking

  • Need to commit to project. We will be submitting to publication. Getting rejected by top tier journals first and moving down the line until the manuscript is rejected.
  • You don't need to commit. If you just want to dance with us feel free to boogie for a short song and offer feedback on what we are doing. Research is a balancing act:

  • You need to build up your background knowledge on rhizoanalysis. We will read Leander & Rowe together. Maybe a first pass of other research.
  • You don't need any background knowledge. You can learn as we go. I will be.

  • After we are comfortable with our current level of discomfort we will try with a small sample of data. I curated all of the final makes submitted by participants.
  • We meet as synchronously as possible and dry to sketch out some maps.
  • Not sure what the deminsions of the map would be that would be up to us.


Research is hard work. Analyzing in the open will leave us exposed.

  • After we map one learning event we decide how to map the entire experience. We could map concepts (identity, multimodality), we could map specific learners (choose 4-5 people). We could map specific people based on the demensions of specific concepts.
  • I really have no idea how this would work because I have never tried that before.
  • I, and probably you, will have to work hard not to fallback on a heirarchical taxonomy.

We need to be able to switch our perspectives. If you are interested in helping out leave a comment below.