Here is another version of the Dissertation Proposal (for all of you eagerly awaiting the updates).
Dissertation Proposal v8
However, since writing this, I’ve received some more excellent feedback from my supervisors and will be revising once again this week. Most of the revisions now concern technical points on the methodology and data compilation.
I’m planning to gather much of my data through semi-structured interviews at the Big Tent Festival later this month. I met again last week with Lord Ninian Stewart who continues to offer an array of ideas and suggestions for how to hone things down. (I may have to just stop meeting with him as it gives me too many ideas to work with!)
This week with mainly be more literature review and contacting folk for interviews; so much of dissertation work is just the logistics of finding and processing data (whereas one assumes the balance of one’s energy will be devoted to the writing itself; I think that will almost be an automatic thing once I have all the information to work with…or maybe I’m hoping that).