A guest ROLSI Blog Entry – from Emily Hofstetter, Loughborough University, UK
Compared with other research students, postgraduates using conversation analysis have to do their work ‘backwards’. Instead of diving into their literature review as their first major hurdle, it often makes sense for CA PhD students to write their literature review last, or nearly last, and use their first year to acquire data and begin analysis. But the more challenging mental hurdle isn’t necessarily getting access to data; it’s wrapping one’s head around a completely new method of research.
Dear Dr Hofstetter
I am suffering from a predicament that only your blog can cure. Could you let me have some in tablet form so I can slip it in my supervisor’s tea?
Words of wisdom!!