Successfully passed upgrade to PhD. Now embarking on final analysis and reporting of findings
Back on schedule. All data collected and drafting for second panel resubmission
Due to personal reasons took six months temporary withdrawal
Rewriting chapters for the upgrade, preparing another online survey to recruit more students from September 2015 cycle, preparing to interview my participants for the 3rd and final time in October 2015, coding 2nd interview data.
Thu 26th - Attended the Upgrade Panel for the PhD. Upgrade was postponed with a provisional second panel submission scheduled for December 2014.
Tue 24th - Wed 25th - Attended the University of Warwick, Centre for Applied Linguistics 17th annual Postgraduate conference and gave a 15-minute paper presentation on my research so far (p.31 of online conference abstract booklet)
Thu 29th - Sun 1st June - Attended and helped to organise the 2014 EALTA conference hosted by the University of Warwick.
Displayed my research in a poster presentation.
Conducting 2nd Student Tutorials
Writing drafts for Upgrade Panel -
Plus Background & Appendices
Attended the Language Testing Forum at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) from 15th~17th November.
(Co-organised by Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Universities, venue at Nottingham Trent University)
Gave a Poster Presentation there on my research design
I have also started student interviews (stage 1) and am piloting my tutor questionnaire
I am currently recruiting students to take part in the main study in the first term.
I am developing my data collection instruments for the second term.
July ~ August 2013
The pilot for the 1st Student Questionnaire has been sent out to participants. More participants are still needed. I am writing my Literature Review and Methodology draft chapters for the first panel on September 10th.
May ~ June 2013
I am currently writing drafts of my literature review and methodology and finalising my pilot questionnaires for hosting on Sitebuilder. Sitebuilder will be a good tool to host the questionaires. I have also looked at SurveyMonkey.com and LimeSurvey.org and may use those to host the final questionnaires.
23rd ~ 26th May 2013
I attended the EALTA (European Association for Language Testing & Assessment) conference at The Military Museum conference facility in Istanbul, Turkey.
8th ~ 11th April 2013
I attended the IATEFL conference at The Echo Arena, Liverpool.