Thoughts, writing & snippets

Marguerite Koole, PhD

Agonizing over researchable questions and justification of methodology

mkoole, · Categories: PhD Studies

It feels as if I have been doing a lot of nothing lately. But, in retrospect ideas have been percolating in my head. If only the ideas would bubble faster than the drip of my old coffee pot.

I have spent several days now considering, reconsidering, writing and rewriting three basic questions upon which my PhD thesis will form. I have come to a point where I am relatively happy with the questions—not doubting for an instant that I will continue tweaking them.

So, onto a justification for using a qualitative approach, specifically a phenomenographic approach. I just wrote two sentences in the last 1/2 hour. I am relatively happy with these sentences. Alas, I had to laugh when I heard myself mutter, “Gosh. That was hard.”

Back to the salt mine . . .

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