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Apples and Oranges: Thinking about Lay Theories and Operational Definitions (or – thinking about the difference between how researchers define things . . . and how the public define the same things).

By |2023-09-25T16:28:09+01:00December 17th, 2019|Academic, Uncategorized|

For this blog, I am joined by Daniel Twomey.  Daniel's research explores XXX.  Daniel is XXX  DTW ... links... There can often be a world of difference between researchers and the lay public in how we define the key concepts and issues that we have a shared interest in.  If we are ever to make [...]

Useful Research Tools

By |2023-09-25T16:28:10+01:00August 7th, 2018|Academic, Uncategorized|

As I continue to research and teach, I often come across useful tools that should make the research process easier.  As I come across them, I'll post them here, with some comments about my experience with them.  For the most part, these tools are free.   Google Scholar Through Google Scholar you can set alerts [...]

The Hairy Lemon, Your Colleague’s Grandmother, and Making Information Accessible

By |2018-07-05T14:11:20+01:00July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Hairy Lemon, Your Colleague’s Grandmother, and Making Information Accessible By guest blogger Stephanie Stewart-Hill   Say you are a researcher working in Dublin and your colleague's grandmother comes to visit. She takes you and your coworker out to lunch at a popular, yet quirky, pub called the Hairy Lemon. You order food and a [...]

Dress yourself- and your mind- for the job

By |2018-06-27T14:20:46+01:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dress yourself- and your mind- for the job By guest blogger Stephanie Stewart-Hill   In the movie Picture Perfect starring Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Aniston plays a character named Kate who misses a job promotion that she feels she rightfully deserves. She has been working for the company for a while, yet her [...]

Assistive Technology

By |2015-11-27T09:45:49+01:00November 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I was not able to attend the NCSE (National Council for Special Education) Annual Conference this year (November, 2015). Anne Lawlor from 22q Ireland was able to attend, and has since been in contact with one of the speakers, Gina Grant. Gina has been very generous and has sent us the text of the talk.  [...]

Short and sweet and full of that simple wisdom that a lot of far more ‘intelligent’ people lack. Why the children at school go home happy every day.

By |2015-10-30T20:26:13+01:00October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

St Micheal’s House in my opinion is a happy school for children with Down syndrome or any other kind of syndrome. The children are praised for what they do in their day-to-day work. They don’t have excellent written on their spellings; they don’t have A, B C’s on their report cards. They are praised for [...]

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