Week 107: My experience of supervision

I missed an opportunity to contribute to a session on the supervisor-supervisee relationship for first-year PhD students. One of the organisers asked me to join a panel to talk about my experience of supervision, and I really wish I could have joined it, but I had to teach that day.   My case I am […]

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Week 106: Coding transcripts

This week, I sent my supervisors a working draft of my consultation analysis, which was the first version of coded transcripts. This includes original text, word-by-word translation, pragmatic translation, symbols of conversation analysis and codes of my analytical dimensions. This text data is saved in Word documents for the moment, but I’ve been thinking about […]

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Week 105: New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a very nice feeling to open a fresh, new diary for 2019, and make a list of achievable tasks for the day while having a morning coffee. On New Year’s Day, I mapped out what my next 12 months will look like. I put semester dates, thesis milestones, deadlines and details of conferences into […]

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Week 104: Wrap up of the second year of my PhD

It’s the final week of the second year of my PhD programme, and here’s my reflection of the year. My second year kicked off with fieldwork and data collection in Tokyo. After spending four months collecting audio data, the next six months were devoted to sorting it out, making transcripts, conducting pilot analysis, and writing […]

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Weeks 102 and 103: Two weeks’ break in Tokyo

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about not working on my research for the past two weeks. But one thing I can report is that my paper abstract has been accepted for an international conference taking place in Hong Kong next year – I am going, for sure! It’s also odd, after I arrive in […]

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