Doing research that matters?

Una chilena en Australia

As a PhD student I have been advised so many times that it is necessary and a must to participate in conferences to do networking, get to know what it is out there in the field, to meet your bibliography and to test your ideas.  However,  isn’t a conference a means to share your work and collaboratively do research that matters?

What is the research that really matters? This question raised as part of my participation at AARE 2013. Since 2010 I have been attending  AARE conferences to learn about educational research in Australia and share my work. Doing this has allowed me to get to know what is going on down under and compare it with the Chilean context.

What is the research that really matters? I have been pondering this question many times, but today, it seems an imperative. Let’s start  defining what research is.  It is usually conceptualised…

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About Malba Barahona

Educational researcher, language educator. PhD from Australian National University. Passionate bushwalker and mountain lover. I procrastinate reading fiction, hiking, doing yoga, riding, having a beer and more recently decolonizing my existence. I write in English and Spanish in different blogs especially with the purpose of encouraging my students to write.


  1. atchyut

    how to gonnect

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