Progress Report Week 12/25

photoPages written: 7

Percentage work done compared to plan: 50% (still, still! working on my theory chapter, but today is the very last day!)

Unforeseen problems: Hunting down the interviewees I want for the last leg of my field research.

Unforeseen joy: A phone call from a Ghanaian professor interested in my project!

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Interview 4 students and transcribe the results.

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Progress Report Week 11/25

photoPages written: 10

Percentage work done compared to plan: 50%

Unforeseen problems: Overthinking stuff

Unforeseen joy: Some late-in-the-project mental breakthroughs.

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Start interview process and EMAIL CH 1&2 to supervisors! Its is probably typical and tragic to not dare to send text. I know for a fact it is not the best, but I feel its too much work in progress to send now :-/

Progress Report Week 10/25

photoPages written: 4

Percentage work done compared to plan: 25%

Unforeseen problems: Suddenly not very productive although it was a break from work.

Unforeseen joy: Spending time with friends. Finding some solutions to ideas. Applying for a conference with an abstract that turned out well ( I think).

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Concluding the first two chapters by Wednesday and sending them to supervisors (WAY OVERDUE!), Thu-Fri finding interviewees in my database, doing the first interview and transcribing.

Progress Report Week 9/25

photoPages written: 13 – including figures and tables!

Percentage work done compared to plan: 80%

Unforeseen problems: Insecurity, doubt and computer freezes (but found an on-point chapter in a methodology book on psychological effects of doing a PhD!)

Unforeseen joy: One the other hand a deadline gives energy and focus!

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Rest one day, then email supervisors, I need help with what goes where and maybe cutting some ideas out.

Progress Report Week 3/25

photoPages written: -3, (97 pages or 27 701 words)

Percentage work done compared to plan: As can be seen above, I did not exactly do well this week, maybe 50%? I am proud I put in my ECAS abstract, had some issues with statistical help and have now merged all my documents, but not really written anything.

Unforeseen problems: Health, my back is very sore and my nose is running, was basically in bed all day on Monday. Also a flat tyre plus a bolt that was stuck and the ensuing alignment and balancing lost me lone full day of work.

Unforeseen joy: My daughter started eating food! Soon I will not have to pause my thinking every other hour to feed her! Also the UG PhD handbook was published online, so now I know more about my deadlines and obligations.

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Email supervisors Ch1& 2, meet with stats help, let someone review my interview guide.

Progress Report Week 2/25

photoPages written: 2 (page count 100)

Percentage work done compared to plan: 80%, I got contacts for people to help me with the statistical analysis, but did not find the time to follow up. I restructured my work and worked on intro instead of literature, but still made progress.

Unforeseen problems: Internet was down all week. It is still down, writing this off of our backup.

Unforeseen joy:  Internet was down all week. Yep, aside from it being VERY IMPRACTICAL, it is easier to focus on thinking.

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Finish revising Chapter 1 and 2 and send to supervisors. Call people who can help with statistical analysis and book first meeting, write abstract for ECAS 15.

Progress Report Week 1/25

photoPages written: 0

Percentage work done compared to plan: 100% (my plan was to plan)

Unforeseen problems:

Unforeseen joy: I love planning! I feel excited about the project.

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Email supervisors and seminar coordinators, start revising literature section, find a person who can help with statistical analysis.