1 Read – Chapters, Journal Articles, and Research Blogs: Find top research articles to cite and enrich your reading with your ready-made bibliography of qualitative research from SAGE books, journals, and other credible sources. Use the discussion questions online to practice thinking critically about research.

10.1 The power of supervision

In this fascinating paper, Sarah Li and Clive Seale show how, during the course of her supervision by Clive, Sarah took on a new professional identity (from nurse to sociologist):

Li, S., & Seale, C. (2008). Acquiring a Sociological Identity: An Observational Study of a PhD Project. Sociology, 42(5), 987–1002.

Q. How would you define your disciplinary identity?

Q. If a fly on the wall were observing your dynamic with your supervisor, how do you think they would describe it? Is it a dynamic that feels productive in shaping or honing your ideas?