Groves Scholarly Grows

  • Examined linear structure in Shakespeare’s works
  • Meaning the lineation of the line division of the text on the page
  • Discussed Hamlet and Freudian theory which was proven wrong about the Oedipus Complex
  • Shakespeare had no knowledge of such findings nor did he intend his protagonist (Hamlet) to be diagnosed as such


Rod Morrison: Café Sassafras

  • Café located in a small village within Mount Dandenong, an hour from Melbourne
  • Picturesque and panoramic views of forest
  • Serves scones and cakes, together with; Devonshire, English Breakfast and Earl Grey Tea; as well as, Map Coffee which is an Italian Roasted Arabica Blend
  • Old Fashioned Café which treats customers, respectfully


Fair Go for Disabled Tertiary Students

  • Interviewed two Disability Liaison Officers
  • One at TAFE another at University
  • Examined their roles and how they assisted disabled students
  • How Disability is classified and with which criteria
  • In what way do students approach a DLO; and, the adequacy of services available to them


Safety in the Workplace

  • Interviewed Client Services Administrators
  • Examined their functions, work practices, duties and equipment
  • Considered Employee Relations and Hygiene
  • Availability of an Occupational Health and Safety Officer


Return to Adult Study

  • Training is mandatory due to the Information Revolution and a need for IT Literacy
  • Challenges faced and how to overcome them
  • Being in the workforce for many years and a transition from here to tertiary study
  • Back to the Books is not a recipe for disaster; but, an opportunity for independent learning
  • Graduation, Specialist Qualifications; resulting in you, being a Master of your profession




Quantitative Facts: facts, numbers, dates, heights, areas and distances

Survey: tick box, fill in gap, how many?

Questionnaire: did you?

Headcount: …hands up if you…


  • Types of Interviews: outrageous, adversarial, forensic, functional
  • Focus in Interviews: finding out- where, what, who, when, or why and how
  • Types of Interviewers: professionals, journalists, police
  • Process of Interview: motive, choose, contact, prepare, rapport, open- ended style
  • Process of Writing: notes, translate, think, draft, redraft, shape, check, edit


Closed Questions

  • Usually only one answer and have a Factual focus
  • How long have you been working, what is your pay; and, what were you doing before this?
  • There is a definite answer to all of these questions. These questions do not give the interviewee a chance to really open up.


Open Questions

  • No specific answer; and, person can speak at length
  • Do you enjoy your job; and, how safe is it?
  • What sort of person does it take to do your job?
  • Can you see yourself doing this job in another eight years?
  • What impact does this job have on your family; and, would you like your children to do your job?
  • In Open questions there is no right or wrong answer.