Week 37

My probation review was postponed to October because the panel is too busy this month, which is painful for me! This means that I have more time to prepare for it, but my nervousness never slackens and has rather grown.

My preparation includes:

  • reading my documents thoroughly (research protocol, one chapter, ethics application and field notes);
  • creating a summary of my research and preliminary findings which I will give to the panel orally; and
  • preparing responses to questions ranging from general to specific questions.

I have also started reading a pile of books to write Chapter 2. My first summary of it will be due around 17th October.

My goals for Week 38:

  • Continue my preparation and practice!
  • Share transcribed conversation notes from my fieldwork with my supervisors

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A PhD student researching verbal communication in Patient-Centred Care.