Some of the work in the humanities relies on primary sources and theorizing activities. It may also involve conducting a modest amount of qualitative research (such as analyzing student papers or synthesizing interviews).
Create a budget.
Determine possible expenses
Identify and calculate the cost of specific needs, such as books, library space, and field trips
Writing and theory-building are part of research in the humanities, and you need to complete each task systematically, keeping in mind that these are ongoing processes that will strengthen as the dissertation builds
Monitor your checklist (literally marking each step accomplished) and assess what additional steps need to be taken or documented