It feels as if you’re heading to court where you’ll be cross-examined, criticised and then judged. Perhaps you, or your project, will be found wanting with uncomfortable consequences for everyone.
Before you start out on a journey you’re usually clear on three things: where you’re starting from, where you want to end up, and what you’ll do when you get there. Without answers you may end up where you don’t really want to go!
It’s pretty much the same with research, you need to know where you are now, what you want to know, and what you’ll do with the information you get.