In the weeks to come, this blog will begin to deal with the issues related to “the craft of research”.
The name of the blog, “inframethodology”, is intended to indicate the area “beneath” or “behind” method, just at “metatheory” is generally taken to indicate something “above” or “beyond” theory.
It’s the practices that are grounded in our “care” for research that will interest us here. Things like careful note-taking, proper referencing, close reading of sources, attention to detail in note-taking, the collection and storage of data. In short, everything that ensures the quality of our research, short of those issues that properly belong to the methodologies of particular disciplines.