First Thoughts on the Literature Review

First Thoughts on the Literature Review

Following from The Complete Researcher course I attended this week, I have started thinking about the Literature Review component of my thesis.  While I am only in Week 4 of my PhD, I feel I need to gain an understanding of what it is I am aiming for.  I am also...
Reflecting on the Ephemeral

Reflecting on the Ephemeral

The ephemeral or the ephemera has been mentioned but not discussed during my meetings with my supervisors.  I decided to do some research about the ephemeral in art.  I had a feeling that maybe my supervisors and I did not have a common sense of what we meant by the...
Getting to Grips with Core Skills

Getting to Grips with Core Skills

In the early weeks of my PhD I have been trying to take advantage of all the research training options offered by the University.  It is recommended that we undertake around 80 hours a year.  On the basis that a lot of the courses are relatively short (an hour and a...
Thought Piece 3 – Research Methods

Thought Piece 3 – Research Methods

One of the recurring themes in the first meeting I had with both my first and second supervisors was about the research questions, methods and outputs for my PhD. I have to admit that this was the area I felt least comfortable with as I drafted the PhD proposal.  I...
Supervisor Meeting 2 (20 October 2020)

Supervisor Meeting 2 (20 October 2020)

I had my second meeting with my first supervisor on 20 October.  This time the meeting was more about information and clarification. Information, Meetings and Deadlines I will have a Thesis Monitoring Committee (TMC) every six months – the first one being around...
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