I returned to the UK after trips to Japan and Germany for the Christmas break. My resolution for 2019 was to submit my thesis in December. This didn’t materialise, but I’ve reached a stage where almost all the draft chapters are done. For the next few months, I’ll be editing the first draft of my […]Read more "Weeks 155 and 156: Wrap up of the third year of my PhD"
I am writing this post at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, waiting to board my flight to Tokyo. I’m heading off for a week’s holiday in Japan. On Wednesday, I taught my last lesson for the term, and, on Tuesday, I completed my draft of Chapter 6 and sent it to my supervisors. It’s a great relief to […]Read more "Weeks 153 and 154: Chapter six is done"
Progress has been slow over the past two weeks, and I need to get motivated to write better discussions for Chapter 6. Why I am so slow in writing… I always need some time and space to complete my mind map before I start writing. I am envious of people who can write/speak while thinking […]Read more "Weeks 151 and 152: Intensive writing"
Finally, after ten months’ struggle, I have completed writing the findings chapter. For the last month, I have been amending the chapter by revising narrative descriptions and some linguistic errors, and adding the findings of a thematic analysis of interview data. 35,000-word findings The findings chapter has 35,000 words, including transcripts and translations of the […]Read more "Weeks 149 and 150: Chapter five is done"
I’ve made slow progress in writing during the week. My objectives are to revise the findings chapter, and add a thematic map of my interview analysis. I never imagined that I would be revising this one chapter throughout the whole year! These 12 months have also included establishing an analytical framework and writing the discussion chapter in […]Read more "Week 148: Inspiring quotes"
Week 147 was very relaxing overall. I felt able to step back from my data a little and looked at the whole picture from above, reading through my supervisors’ feedback comments on my draft chapters. Also, I attended a supervision meeting, in which they gave me some hints about the implications of my findings. This […]Read more "Week 147: feedback week"