Weeks 164 and 165: Completion of Chapter 4

I’ve completed editing Chapter 4, the methodology chapter. At 15,000 words, it is the second-largest chapter of my thesis.

My methodology chapter provides a lot of background about my preliminary fieldwork, the main fieldwork, the data sample, the three stages of the analysis, the results of a pilot study, and the development of an analytical framework for the qualitative design. It is narrative and reveals what I have done with this research project over the past three years.



Ideally, I was going to finish the chapter a week early, but in the middle of February, I needed about a week to write my postdoc application before the deadline. Also, there was so much to do: workshops, class observation, etc.

There are two months and two weeks left until my thesis submission deadline.


Mixed vegetable curry


Cheesy pasta bake





My achievements in weeks 164 and 165

  • Completed draft Chapter 4.
  • Sent my application for a postdoc research position.

Goals for week 165

  • Edit Chapters 2 and 3.
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