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Teaching-led research?: Exploring the digital agencies of software in qualitative research

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Teaching-led research? Exploring the digital agencies of software in qualitative research. / Wright, Steven Timothy; Bhatt, Ibrar Ul-Haq.

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. ed. / S. Cranmer; D. B. Dohn; M. de Laat; T. Ryberg; J. A. Syme. Lancaster : Lancaster University, 2016. p. 489-498.

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Wright, ST & Bhatt, IU-H 2016, Teaching-led research? Exploring the digital agencies of software in qualitative research. in S Cranmer, DB Dohn, M de Laat, T Ryberg & JA Syme (eds), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. Lancaster University, Lancaster, pp. 489-498. <http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/P55.pdf>

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Wright, S. T., & Bhatt, I. U-H. (2016). Teaching-led research? Exploring the digital agencies of software in qualitative research. In S. Cranmer, D. B. Dohn, M. de Laat, T. Ryberg, & J. A. Syme (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016 (pp. 489-498). Lancaster University. http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/P55.pdf

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Wright ST, Bhatt IU-H. Teaching-led research? Exploring the digital agencies of software in qualitative research. In Cranmer S, Dohn DB, de Laat M, Ryberg T, Syme JA, editors, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. Lancaster: Lancaster University. 2016. p. 489-498

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Wright, Steven Timothy ; Bhatt, Ibrar Ul-Haq. / Teaching-led research? Exploring the digital agencies of software in qualitative research. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. editor / S. Cranmer ; D. B. Dohn ; M. de Laat ; T. Ryberg ; J. A. Syme. Lancaster : Lancaster University, 2016. pp. 489-498

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