Actual, proper phd work for once.

I have pretty much vanquished the PGCERT – All I need to do now is some paperwork and that’s done and dusted! Woohoo!!

Next stop is the RDC-1 form, although my very drafty version is already proving useful, since it forced me to think about that I was doing and how I might be doing it. So for now, here is my draft title:

“Identifying commonalities in the working practices of students during a Global Games Jam event in line with their education at Staffordshire University.

I imagine when this is all bound that will bear no relation to the final title, but we can look back at this post and laugh at it’s naivety.

This also means I’m starting to plan actual approaches, and chapters, and things. Behold – Planning tools!

Methods Planning

Methods Planning

I can not tell you how useful mindmaps have being, I’m currently using M8! on my little touch screen netbook and it’s awesome. It’s wierd, seeing it broken all up into Trello Boards and Mindmaps makes it seems infinitely do-able and exciting too. Yeah Research!!