Author: Babak

The Discovery of Grounded Theory

I have now, after three months, finished reading this seminal work on qualitative methods by Corbin and Strauss. I have heard this is the book that defined rigor in qualitative research once and for all. I am not surprised at all.

Min presentasjon på Software 2016 i Oslo

I går presenterte jeg forskningsresultater fra EU-prosjektet FARSEEING på Software-konferansen i Oslo. Presentasjonen er tilgjengelig i Slideshare. Trykk på engelsk flagg og les resten på engelsk.

My presentation at Software 2016

Yesterday I presented some of the work we (Yngve Dahl and I) did in the project FARSEEING at Software 2016 in Oslo. The slides are available at my Slideshare. The talk was about our findings from the evaluation of a fall detection service in two nursing homes in Trondheim, Norway.

Using documents in social research

Most qualitative research is concerned with oral data. But documents can be equally important in improving our understanding of phenomena. And when it comes to documents, it is not only their content that counts.

Empathic innovation

Are you an innovator? Did you ever make a solution that no one wanted to use? Did you ever reflect on the reason why it happened? If you did, I bet one of the reasons was you lost contact with your users.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

This is a book about writing non-fiction. At the same time– surprising for me at least– it is a book about writing interesting, beautiful and artistic non-fiction. I am a researcher myself and I write a lot of professional text. But as a researcher I was never educated in writing well. This is the book I was missing. It pointed me to a lot of mistakes that I have done in my writing for many years –not grammatical but aesthetic and literary mistakes.

På stedet løp: Konkurransens paradokser

Er det verdt å løpet hele tiden, for så å forbli på samme sted? Det er konkurransens dilemma som Hessen og Hylland Eriksen har tatt for seg i denne tunge boka. Tung ikke fordi den veier mye fysisk men fordi den var så tung å lese for meg. Men du verden for et verk. For et tidsriktig og fundamentalt relevant tema de har tatt for seg her.

Don’t “Just do it” but “Just ship it”

Although Nike uses the slogan “Just do it”, I am becoming increasingly convinced that just doing it is not enough at all. In my own life I am increasingly trying to practice “Just ship it” as the main principle underlying everything I do. It is not easy, but I am on my way.

Writing tools

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars Very nice book for those like me who are very bad at writing. Tools that cover all the phases of writing, from…

Conversational intelligence

Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extraordinary Results by Judith E. Glaser My rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting book that gives you a completely new perspective on conversations. The book explains in depth the relationship…