I am pleased/relieved to confirm my PhD candidature was confirmed yesterday at confirmation colloquium. Simply put, my research is focused on how lawyers teaching practical legal training engage with scholarship of teaching.
My research plan involves a multi-theoretical and multi-methodological approach, about which I will write more in future. I feel fortunate to have supportive, wise and experienced principal supervisor and associate supervisors. The colloquium panel was positive and constructive, with helpful advice about future work.
Now candidature is confirmed, I must attend to the ethics approval process (I intend to use semi-structured interviews as part of my data collection strategy). I am planning a post about the Australian ethics approval process. I sought and obtained ethics approval for my masters research, and although sometimes frustrating, overall I found it to be a constructive activity.