I’ve completed editing Chapter 4, the methodology chapter. At 15,000 words, it is the second-largest chapter of my thesis.

My methodology chapter provides a lot of background about my preliminary fieldwork, the main fieldwork, the data sample, the three stages of the analysis, the results of a pilot study, and the development of an analytical framework for the qualitative design. It is so narrative and reveals what I have done with this research project over the past three years.



Ideally, I was going to finish the chapter a week early, but in the middle of February, I needed about a week to write my postdoc application before the deadline. Also, there was so much to do: workshops, class observation, etc.

My days have been fully occupied with academic work (apart from cooking!), and I am feeling sorry (for myself) that I’ve been completely away from social life. There are two months and two weeks left until my submission deadline.



Mixed vegetable curry
Cheesy pasta bake



My achievements in weeks 164 and 165

  • Completed draft Chapter 4.
  • Sent my application for a postdoc research position.


Goals for week 165

  • Edit Chapters 2 and 3.