Progress Report Week 5&6/25

photoPages written: 12

Percentage work done compared to plan: 50%, I never really finished my revising ch 1&2 before going into the statistical analysis and now that is hanging over me…

Unforeseen problems: Sickness in the family! Hospital and all. Well, we are now fine.

Unforeseen joy: Finding a research partner in my statistics research assistant. We speak the same language and are extremely productive together.

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Finish a first draft on quantitative results and share it with my research assistant for proofing. Also finish Ch 1 & 2 (good enough is good enough!) and send off to supervisors (so that the last weeks of February can be devoted to analysis and prepping for the seminar I am to give on Thu 5 March!)

Progress Report Week 4/25

photoPages written: 7 (now 104)

Percentage work done compared to plan: “Email supervisors Ch1& 2,(NOT DONE) meet with stats help (YEP, LOOKS PROMISING), let someone review my interview guide (WAITING FOR FEEDBACK).”

Unforeseen joy: Finding an article that is very relevant to my work.

Unforeseen problems: Finding an article that is very relevant to my work.

Next week I plan to achieve the following: Finish revising ch 1&2 and getting some work done (half?) on statistical analysis.

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.