Week 101: Analysis, interview and muffin-making

I am writing this post at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and am about to take my flight to Tokyo. I’ll have two weeks’ holiday in Japan and make trips to different cities with my family. The past week has been hectic (end of the semester, data analysis, an interview in London and packing), but hopefully, I […]

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Week 100: Conversation analysis and pistachio cake

My PhD diary has reached week 100! I cannot believe that it’s been two years – the time has gone by so quickly. I’ve written my activities of research, teaching and baking every weekend, and I’m now starting the third year of my PhD. As a mini celebration for week 100, I baked a Teff […]

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Week 99: Initiation of data analysis

This week was relaxing and fairly productive in terms of a transition from theory review to data analysis. Based on plans my supervisors and I made last week, I mapped out audio data to structure analysis chapters, and I set a weekly schedule for conducting each process and writing chapters for the next year. I […]

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Week 98: Hard work pays off

My room smells of vanilla and chocolate because I’ve just baked chocolate chip banana bread! This feels like a bit of a special treat for this weekend. Yesterday I had the last supervision meeting of the second year of my PhD programme, and I was glad to hear that my supervisors are very happy with […]

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Week 97: De-stress and Healthy Quiche

A supervision meeting scheduled on Friday was postponed to next week. I’ve been spending this week attending seminars and outlining Chapter 4 and my conference paper at quite a slow pace. When waiting for feedback on my draft from supervisors, I always have mixed feelings, with nervousness, excitement, a bit of relaxation after writing it […]

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Week 96: Draft is done and Espresso Chocolate Blondies

I’ve finished my third revision of chapter 2 – at last! In July, week 79 was when I started working on the first draft. Four weeks later, I began my revision process. I spent 12 weeks revising the draft, during which I attended two conferences and devoted a couple of weeks to the preparation. The […]

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