About

Hello! Bonjour! Dia diaobh! Kia ora!

My name is John Egan and I am 58 Points. No, really. I do everything: the writing, the site maintenance, the social presence, the data fetishism. It’s all me.

If my name rings a bell, it’s perhaps because of some of the writing I’ve done about the Eurovision for ESCInsight.com. Like this one, or that one (of which I’m still rather proud), or even that one (sadly out of date after Vienna). In a previous life I wrote for ESCToday.com. I’ve even done a bit of writing for theadvocate.com about the Eurovision.

In my day job I’m an academic: a sociologist of education, one who used to do more mixed methods research until recently (mostly I dwell in qualland). I live in Tāmaki Makaurau Aotearoa (Auckland New Zealand), but am in my heart a Canuck. I miss the Grand Final being on at noon Saturday (Vancouver time) rather than 07h Sunday morning (Auckland time). Who likes to be up at 06h on a Sunday morning?

My data tools include Atlas.ti, SPSS, Excel and calculators. And the odd serviette.

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