Happy to share the good news that my revised doctoral thesis proposal has just been approved.
My working title is, which will surely change as I dive further into the research and begin the interviews, is:
Navigating Liminality in Distance Education: The Experiences of Research and Professional Doctorate Learners
While I received initial, provisional approval a few weeks back, I found this revision a strangely challenging hurdle to overcome. I knew what was needed. I knew how to get the information (some of which I already had). I even knew within 1 hour how long it would take me. While armed with this, I still found it a daunting task. I wonder if this was due to all the anxiety that went into creating the initial proposal that it drained me of all my research energy? Hmm, something to think about. Wonder if others have encountered anything like this?
Anyway, on to my ethical paperwork.