Whether you believe it or not, most of your daily job as a researcher is about project planning.
A research project does not happen in a linear manner . . . do Chapter One, then Chapter Two, then Chapter Three, etc.
Rather, you will probably be working on parts of many chapters all at the same time.
If the thought of multi-tasking frightens you, make sure that you chat with your supervisor about this as soon as possible. Your supervisor will probably take for granted that you will be able to multi-task – e.g., work on your Literature Review whilst also working on methodology issues (e.g., developing a questionnaire), whilst working on an ethics application . . .
Posted on 2nd October, 2015. Copyright Conor Mc Guckin