Week 148: Inspiring quotes

Week 148: Inspiring quotes

I've made slow progress in writing during the week. My objectives are to revise the findings chapter, and add a thematic map of my interview analysis before the present findings. I never imagined that I would be revising this one chapter throughout the whole year. Especially, deciding on the presentation of the findings chapter and [...]

Never too early to prepare for the viva

Never too early to prepare for the viva

This is in a list of my daily habit tracker: I set aside 30 minutes to read a non-academic book every day. I’ve recently read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami and found his story fascinating. His tone of writing is brisk and has transparent honesty, which I’m inspired [...]

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

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 [...]

Week 84: Tasks in parallel

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 [...]