About me

I am a Lecturer and Researcher in Infection Prevention at the University of Dundee, School of Nursing and Midwifery. I also belong to the Infection Prevention Society Research & Development Committee. Additional to my full time job in the University, I have just completed my PhD: risk perceptions and responses of the public, healthcare professionals and the media towards Clostridium difficile. In my spare time, I love snowboarding, my camera, being at the gym and my gorgeous boxer dogs

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11 Responses to “About me”

  1. Art Martin November 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Thanks for the linkedin connect
    Check the downloads link on my Path-Away website about our recent C diff tests
    It’s a personal crusade of mine
    Cheers
    Art Martin

    • Emma Burnett November 5, 2013 at 8:06 am #

      Thank you Art – will check this out.

      • Kevin Ryan March 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

        Hi Emma, I am starting to analyse the data from a case study 18 interviews using miles and huberman – I’m a complete novice with little time left. Do you have an outline xls for this process? there is a lot of information online regarding the steps – I’m on the diving boards afraid to jump in at the moment 🙂

        thanks,

        Kevin

      • Emma Burnett March 11, 2014 at 8:57 am #

        Hi Kevin. Good to hear from you. It can be really daunting at first when you read Miles and Huberman’s approach – I agree that there is a massive amount of information to digest. This part took me a long time as I read their (big!) book from cover to cover. However, the key thing is not to feel you have to do everything as I initially thought. The important thing is that you do what is necessary that aligns with your methodology and which will answer your research questions If you develop an analysis plan . Once you are clear in your mind what you need to find out then use Miles and Huberman’s approach as a pick and mix – use the bits that will help you do that. One of the most important things for me was to take my time to really get to know my data -this was the transcribing stage, then re-reading, listening to the audio, making memos and doing this over and over again. The development of propositions really helped with my interpretive stage also. So…. I can’t give you an outline as to what to do or what not do you because I don’t know your study but if you follow the above, I am sure the process will be less daunting. Keep your research questions visible at all times – I have them on flip chart paper on my office door. These are your focus. Also seek regular advice/guidance from your supervisors. You say you have little time left but all I can really say is that data analysis can’t be rushed or you risk weak/superficial analysis/interpretation, or worse not answering your research questions – that would be a shame. Please do come back to me if you want to chat further – jump off that diving board you will find it’s also quite fun! Emma

  2. Ali April 3, 2014 at 1:27 am #

    I need help in PHD thesis writing and working in publication

    • Emma Burnett April 3, 2014 at 7:53 am #

      What kind of help are you looking for? Can you be a little more specific?

      • mac April 3, 2014 at 9:08 am #

        Hello Emma thank you for your reply, actually I need help for proofreading, editing and writing. the writing the most important service I am looking for it. as you know PHD thesis have chapters. I am struggling in writing discussion chapter. shall you provide this service. if Yes shall I know your price. thank you regards Ali

  3. Ali April 3, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Hello Emma
    thank you for your reply, actually I need help for proofreading, editing and writing. the writing the most important service I am looking for it. as you know PHD thesis have chapters.
    I am struggling in writing discussion chapter.
    shall you provide this service. if Yes shall I know your price.
    thank you
    regards
    can I have you email, please
    Ali

    • Emma Burnett April 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

      Ah, I see. I am not sure where you are located geographically, but from my experience the writing needs to be carried out by the student rather than via an external source. I don’t provide such a service. Might I suggest you talk through your concerns with your supervisors and develop an achievable plan to work through these challenges?

  4. Meher Makda January 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi Emma, thank you for all the information you put up on your blog. It is very helpful! I was wondering if you may be able to share your contact summary sheet with me. Also, I was curious to know how you decided on the matrix model instead of the network model. Thank you! (I was unable to find a place to contact you, hence the message here).

    • Emma Burnett February 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi there. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. Sorry for the slight delay in responding but I have been working out of the country. I am pleased to hear my blog has been helpful. I shall email you the contact summary sheet just now. With regards to my use of the matrix model rather than the network model, the decision was quite simple – I was able to explore my data and make sense of it within focus groups and across focus groups and also across interviews much better using matrices than I was using networks. So they were basically more conducive to the way I work. Hope this helps, but come back to me if you need any further clarification. I shall go email you that contact summary sheet now 🙂

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