Having the flu meant staying home in Edinburgh and missing both my lectures. I am feeling pretty weak and more than a bit concerned about not being able to progress the project work at all. However today (Friday and day 6 of illness) I have been up for a short while and accessed Simone's lecture notes and paper - The Research Journal: A tool for promoting and understanding research development. I have scan read this using the Plextalk. It was written by Simon Borg and published in 2001 in Language Teaching Research. Borg argues the benefits of such journals in exposing and explaining the processes in research.