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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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Week 84: Tasks in parallel

I didn’t send the quick sketch version of my draft to my supervisor in the end. Instead, I spent the whole week describing the relevant dimensions of my framework and building the structure of it.   Transcription Transcribing audio data is really time-consuming. My supervisors often tell me that I shouldn’t waste time in transcribing unnecessary parts

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Week 52: The last week of 2017

I am about to leave for my four-month fieldwork in Japan. All the preparation – recruiting research participants, preparing ethics statements and consent forms, and confirming research locations – is done. But there is still some preparation to be done for the conducting of focus groups of patients, which will provide supplemental data in the

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