Week 73: Sorting data

This week, I spent Monday to Friday working on my report: listening to audio data that I had collected in my fieldwork, filling in summary tables and writing detailed descriptions. This is not the proper transcribing process yet. It is still the pre-transcribing stage. I am trying to make precise summaries (of participants, nature and […]

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Week 72: Focusing on writing

My writing routine has improved. When writing my thesis, my most productive timeslot is 10:00 to 13:00. I then have a coffee break before spending 13:30 to 15:30 collecting paper or reading. Outside these hours, I do work, but my concentration is not great after 16:00. It is a bit hard for me to write […]

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Week 71: Socials and DIY

Research-wise, this week has not been very productive. I spent a few days reading some random books that are not relevant to my studies. I was struggling a bit to get my energy into writing my chapters. On Friday, I met up with my friend for coffee, and later met my colleagues for dinner. I […]

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Week 70: Returning to the UK and Luca’s birthday

On 1st May, I returned to England, having spent four months (17 weeks) in Tokyo doing fieldwork, including observations, audio recordings, one-to-one interviews, focus groups and reviewing local sources. I brought back all sorts of data that I had collected for my research and I also sent a box of books from Japan to my […]

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