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For week 5, I will revise my research report and send it out to my committee. I will also finish the draft of my DDF proposal.
I might have posted an entry in the wrong place..
But here is my goal for this week - to work on my literature review and have some kind of a preliminary draft (a conversation starter) ready by next Wednesday.
My goal for this week is to work on my DDF application to submit for this class.
My goal for this Wednesday is to complete 3 sections of the DDF application for Saturday's submission, and work on the other 3. Ideally, at least one of the 3 completed sections will be a meaty one (Goals, significance, background...?)
I think that I misplaced my blog response in the thread from last week. To reiterate, I plan to complete the abstract and background sections of my DDF proposal in addition to writing at least one new paragraph in the draft that I plan to workshop in this class. I'm halfway through meeting that goal (I'm currently at work on the DDF proposal).
Hi. My goal is to finish a complete draft of my conference paper (to be presented in two weeks and later to become a chapter).
Hello. My goal will also be to work on my DDF application.
I'm not sure this is the right one. (I just clicked on a link to "personal blogs.") Here goes my first entry to class blog.
Yesterday, I workshoped my work in progress to a group of grad students taking a seminar together at the U. Since my prospectus will be done by the end of the next semester, it was suggested that I experiment with different ways of posing my research question (and what's the plus and the minus with a particular way of situating a question.). And I need to begin to construct a full-fledged methodology and research design section to discuss how the research project will proceed and end. One of the suggestions was looking at how established scholars use and justify their methodlogy (in my case, discourse analysis + relational comparison -something similar to Lowe's "intimacies of four continents from "Haunted by Empire") in diverse fields of social (and other) sciences. (If anyone's interested, Gilian Hart, "Salsa Dancing in Social Sciences?" (from sociology), Herbert Gottweis, "Governing Molecules: the Discursive Politics of Genetic Engineering in Europe and the US")
Hence, my goal for the next few weeks will be stop playing with my "research memorandum" - or "the document" I used to say - and write a standard-format grant proposal to help me strategize on and narrow down the scope of my research.
Also, I'm planning to contact some professors (Erika Lee and Dara Strolovitch) outside my field/discipline to introduce me and my project and touch base with them for deveopling ideas (and possibily working with them on my dissertation.) The immediate goal would be hearing their thougts about my provisionary bibliography. Any advice will be welcome.
Work on DDF, scope it out, and look at ref list to see what to include.
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