Have been writing the 1st draft of my thesis and am at 50,000 words so doing quite well (as long as they’re not rubbish), considering an art practice PhD is usually a minimum of 25 – 30,000 words. Still to go is tidying up my contextual review chapters; actually working out what it is that I am saying is my new contribution to knowledge is – getting this right is hard!!! ; and writing up clearly exactly what my findings, conclusion & future work are. I’ve just lost 2 weeks due to a horror ear infection, so am in the process of clawing them back. In that process, I’ve mapped out the context of my Phd research in terms of areas, and thought it might be good to post it up here.
Each of the rings in the illustration shows themes and how important they are to my PhD with the outer ring of less importance than the inner. The outer knowledge areas, not contained in the rings are boundary areas where my Phd research crosses over into, but are not actually areas central to its aims and objectives. They are, however areas, which other research projects in which I am involved in, are more central to.