Week 30

The ethics committee has finally granted my ethics clearance.

It was in Week 20 that I started working on the application forms. It took two-and-a-half months to shape my research protocol, information sheets and consent forms. A couple of weeks ago, I received a request for modifications and resubmitted a response letter and the full application documents. Shortly after that, I received the clearance.

It was a great relief to reach this stage, and I can finally start my data collection during my trip starting next week!



Goals for Week 31

  • resubmit my working drafts
  • safely fly to Tokyo and start my preliminary fieldwork
  • work on translations for consent forms