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Research Project

Reading Reports

The database comes in handy by now. My pool of papers rose from around 10 to 40. In the morning I read two reports in about three hours. Most of them are in .pdf – so I can search for keywords and find relevant quotes relatively quickly.

I guess that it will be possible to read around 5 – 6 reports a day. So in two weeks or so I’ll have a nice pool of data about practical WordPress usage.

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Research Project WordPress

Statistics

  • WordPress 102
  • CMS 100 (should include all, in theory but does not)
  • Joomla 11
  • Drupal 8
  • Magento 11

Occurence of the word x in reports at Office365 @BAAA (visited: Oct. 10th 2016)

Take these numbers with a grain of salt. As far as I can see the system counts the occurrence of the word – not the number of reports. A dedicated fan might write WordPress many, many times …

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Research Project

WordPress in Final Reports and BA Dissertations

WP in reports and dissertations
WP in reports and dissertations

At the BAAA.dk all reports are handed in online via Wiseflow and they’re saved in a Office365 database. Above is the result if I search the word WordPress. Since the system is relatively the numbers don’t mean much … yet.

For this research project this is a most valuable source. From the reports we can see how WordPress is used by businesses and students.

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Twenty Seventeen

Twentyseventeen update

https://make.wordpress.org/core/2016/10/07/twenty-seventeen-meeting-notes-oct-7-2016/ Agenda and sum up from the meeting.

Of special interest is this discussion on costum colors.

If your method is waterfall, you’d have phases like:

  • Design
  • Code
  • Tests
  • etc.

But in Twentyseventeen there was a theme, it was forked and two weeks before launch color options are discussed. The method is clearly iterative. Problems are solves when they arise.

Videos and animated gifs are used for visualization of ideas. Interesting process indeed.

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Creative Writing Research Project

Trello and Google Docs

Tomboy is not the best project manager on earth. I decided to use Trello as my kanban. It’s very basic:

  • Backlog
  • Doing
  • Wait
  • Done

Since you can link from Trello to Google Docs I made online versions of the project description and a sheet for the overall plan.

Trello and WordPress
Trello and WordPress
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Twenty Seventeen

Added closing div

I suggested, that a closing div should have a comment. David A. Kennedy did the job. Here’s the code and change.

Here’s the updated code on Github.

But: how do you contribute with code as opposed to suggestions?

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Research Project

Research Database Improved

Ad URL field
Ad URL field to lit_noter

I found out that a URL field would be nice. So here’s the new and improved research database schema. During research I often meet online sources. In this way they are stored in one place.

Originally the database was an implementation of the “Liza Matrix” (named after Dr. Liza Castro’s talk on literature reviews). The original matrix was suited for a spreadsheet. But spreadsheets are not suited for notes.

I’ll name the fork “Per’s Review Schema“. Perhaps a timestamp would come in handy in the lit_noter table. That would open up for “visited the xxxx-xx-xx” type of output.

A JOIN of all rows was added. So the database is ready for queries.

select `litrev`.`lit_id` AS `lit_id`,`litrev`.`titel` AS `titel`,`litrev`.`forfatter` AS `forfatter`,`litrev`.`tidsskrift` AS `tidsskrift`,`litrev`.`udgiver` AS `udgiver`,`litrev`.`anno` AS `anno`,`litrev`.`researchsp` AS `researchsp`,`litrev`.`teorigrundlag` AS `teorigrundlag`,`litrev`.`metode` AS `metode`,`litrev`.`relevans` AS `relevans`,`litrev`.`anbefalinger` AS `anbefalinger`,`litrev`.`konklusion` AS `konklusion`,`litrev`.`url_projekt` AS `url_projekt`,`litrev`.`when` AS `when`,`lit_noter`.`lit_noter_id` AS `lit_noter_id`,`lit_noter`.`litrev_id` AS `litrev_id`,`lit_noter`.`side` AS `side`,`lit_noter`.`notat` AS `notat` from (`litrev` left join `lit_noter` on((`litrev`.`lit_id` = `lit_noter`.`litrev_id`)))