I figured it out – I found an approach I could have possibly used* – but didn’t – and wrote a paragraph about it. I hope that is sufficient after all I only need to prove that I know I could have used other approaches for my research – not?
*I actually did not just find this approach, I actually had planned using it about 2 years ago, but had forgotten about it until a conversation I had yesterday, after reconsideration I now found a way to implement it as the ominous ‘could have but didn’t’ approach, required in the Methodology chapter. This is what I was referring to in my last post – it was simply too obvious to pop into my mind … ***sigh … and leads to the question: Why are the most simple chapters the most difficult ones to write?
So now I will begin with formatting the document and proof references etc, while waiting for the last feedback from my supervisors. AWESOME … hm maybe some more polishing on the Methodology chapter???
This leads to today’s question: When do you say: ‘it is enough! I am done!’? – I mean technically you are never done and could always improve upon your dissertation. So how do you decide: That’s it!?
- Is it when you are so fed up that you do not want to touch your dissertation anymore?
- Is it when your supervisors say you are done?
- Is it when you run out of money and have no other chance but to hand in, never mind the status of your dissertation?
At the moment I am drifting towards 3 – buying food is a bit of a hassle this month, so probably 3 at the moment.
Or is it 4. you know, you simply know you are done and ready. As a friend once said a researcher is always emerging, how then can you ever reach the status of: This is it!?
Ok I stop rambling now and as always your experiences and opinions are welcome … and one day it will be possible to link the interesting Facebook conversations from these posts into the actual blog … hint, hint, nudge, nudge