Week 89: Presentation rehearsal

I have read tips on websites on how to present research at academic conferences. This week, I rehearsed my presentation with Luca again and again and revised my script and slides. In the first practice run-through, I talked about most of the things I wanted to include, which took 40 minutes (but my slot is […]

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Week 81: Paper revision and Babka

Finally, I submitted my draft to my supervisors, after a three-week struggle. I cannot remember how many times or how many people I asked about the right place to provide conceptual definitions and the correct structure of the discussions. The content of this section will also be part of my presentation at a conference in […]

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Week 79: Good health habits

Research-wise, I have been reading key studies and working on a section to define a concept. Maybe I am struggling a bit with it, over how to structure different definitions of one concept proposed by different authors, and eventually how to logically link discussions to a conceptual framework. The most striking thing for me is […]

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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 30

    The ethics committee has finally granted my ethics clearance! It was in Week 20 that I started working on the application forms. It took two-and-a-half months to shape my research protocol, information sheets and consent forms. A couple of weeks ago, I received a request for modifications from the committee, and resubmitted a response […]

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Week 29: Graduation week

  Week 29 was my Master’s graduation week! I am not finishing yet, as I am still doing my PhD studies at the same university, but I wore the graduation gown, attended the ceremony and took many photos with my old classmates, which was a very nice reunion event. I met Luca at the university […]

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