I have been distracted by emotional ups and downs in my private life and have not made good progress editing my thesis. But 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 their voluntary help and support. As of 4th November, I have received positive responses from them, saying that they are willing to take part, and to help me recruit further participants.
I am extremely lucky, and feeling that being helped by someone is such a fortunate event. I would like to give them something in return by sharing my findings when I have completed my thesis. It is going to be a co-production of knowledge, and I am very lucky to have met people who are interested in my research.
My achievements in Week 44:
- Edited Chapter 1
- Filled in fieldwork/time away forms to submit
- My participants are happy to take part in my research!
Goals for Week 45:
- Continue editing Chapters 1 and 3
- Define criteria for the data collection
- Check case study approach
My Christmas treat arrived from Germany: some ginger biscuits and stollen!