Week 60: Old textbooks

The scholar who I met in Week 58 sent me a box of old textbooks that he actually used at medical school 20 years ago. When we met two weeks ago, he mentioned that he has many old books that he doesn’t use anymore, and he offered to lend them to me. When opening the […]

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Week 59: Second day of data collection

This week, I conducted the second day of my data collection, which included five observations and four audio recordings. I have really enjoyed visiting different patients with health professionals and learning how professionals in different fields work together in elderly care. It took some time for me to start data collection. I didn’t want to […]

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Week 58: Moving forward

What an intensive and hectic seven-day last week! Six weeks have passed since I started my fieldwork in Tokyo. The biggest achievements from the week were that I got my ethics clearance from an organisation (no more ethics applications required!) and that I got inspiration for my methodology through a meeting with the scholar who […]

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Week 57: First day of data collection

The first half of this week was a little bit depressing. One of the research participants introduced a medical scholar to me. The scholar is a professor belonging to multiple authoritative institutions. I wrote an email about myself, my research and the sort of advice I would like to get from the scholar, and I […]

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