I had a nice long meeting with my dissertation committee on Monday. (gosh if you think of the brainpower and experience in the room for that meeting ... I'm in awe that these people agreed to take this time to mentor me)
It turns out that I'm not really as close as I thought I was and there are some big changes to make. Besides adding a lot to the literature review and conceptual framework, I'll be narrowing the empirical part quite a bit. Specifically, instead of picking 3 or more technologies to do case studies on, I'm just going to do two and focus on one group of researchers. I'll be looking at... Twitter and blogs (I know, I'm surprised about the blogs - I love to study them but I thought to do something else instead)... and in ... geosciences!
I have my work for the next 2 years cut out - hopefully I can finish in that period of time.
So if you happen to be a scientist or science communicator or society employee in some area of geosciences (geology, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, climatology, planetary sciences, seismology, oceanography....). I hope we will get a chance to meet up and talk 🙂