Robin Poke’s PhD Submission: A Narrative History of Australian Rowing

Robing Poke submitted his PhD thesis for examination today at the University of Canberra. It is the culmination of six years assiduous research that is titled A Narrative History of Australian Rowing 1770-2016. I have been fortunate to be Robin’s primary supervisor. I believe it to be a magnum opus in the history of rowing. … Continue reading Robin Poke’s PhD Submission: A Narrative History of Australian Rowing

Data and coherent narratives

Peter Killeen (2018), in a paper that discusses the futures of experimental analysis of behavior, observes “we must learn that data have little value until embedded in a coherent narrative”. The construction of this narrative has been a hot topic this week in conversations about data science activities. One example is Evan Hansleigh’s discussion of … Continue reading Data and coherent narratives

An Introduction to Analytic Narratives for Coaches and Students

Background I received an alert to a paper today that has sent me off to revisit Donald Polkinghorne‘s and Philippe Mongin‘s discussion of narrative and the process of historical analysis … and to contemplate pedagogy. The paper that started my journey today is titled ‘The Cooperation of Humans and Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): The Application … Continue reading An Introduction to Analytic Narratives for Coaches and Students