Honestly, I could cry! I put loads and loads of time into a blog for Things 7, 8 and 9 (I was on holiday too), pressed save whenever possible, and when I opened the draft version this morning, WordPress has LOST two thirds of it. In future I will have to either write the thing in Scrivener or copy and paste as I go. But WordPress: your save function properly sucks!
*shakes tiny fist at WordPress*
So here are the edited highlights:
Journal chosen: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Structure imposed by the journal: very flexible, ditto length, so I’m going for about 10 pages
I looked at 3 papers for their structure and chose this one as having a really great structure which makes the most of qualitative research and doesn’t squeeze everything into the boxes you have to use for quantitative research:
“Coveting Thy Neighbour’s Legs”: A Qualitative Study of Exercisers’ Experiences of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Goal Pursuit
(Sebire, Standage, Gillison, and Vansteenkiste, 2013)
Then some stuff about Hitchhiker’s Guide and towels:
It made sense in the version which didn’t get saved…
Then some silly questions from potential readers, which I answered a bit sarcastically. But I have a good idea of what I need to do in each bit, I just can’t be bothered writing it all out again. I have a structure which I like (though the headings in the intro and discussion will be idiosyncratic to my study), and a rough idea of what I’m going to say and where.
I’m going to hit Publish quickly, before stupid WordPress gets hungry again…