Week 47: Methodological amendments

I made some methodological amendments to my research. I had planned to conduct interviews and focus groups for qualitative data collection, but decided not to conduct them, and to devote my fieldwork to observing and recording real-life clinical consultations, and to analyse the audio data. The main reason for this amendment is that my fieldwork […]

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Week 46: Feeling like I am rushing

I have tried to write for two hours a day, which has given me many ideas, enough to make the methodology section clearer and to write the outlines and some sections of Chapter 2. I also had a Skype meeting with a Japanese scholar, in order to ask some technical questions on clinical practice. His […]

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Week 45: Non-productive

I hit a wall whenever I try to demonstrate that my methodology section meets my research objectives exactly. My supervisor has told me that this can be one of the biggest challenges for any researcher. That may be true. I need to overcome it before I kick off the main data collection in January, which […]

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Week 44: Initiated contact with participants

The biggest achievement from Week 44 was that I initiated contact with prospective participants of my research, and they all confirmed their willingness to take part in it! On 1st November, when I started sending emails to the participants, I was already a bit nervous and uneasy, because I can only obtain the data with […]

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