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