I was writing about a project I'll be starting during December.
What I want to communicate is the following.
1) During that month I will be conducting "preliminary experiments" (i e., testing the set up, preparing preliminary data register and analysis, etc) and if everything goes as I expect.
2) I'll be doing "more serious" research (i e., designing and conducting "the real experiments")
I need it to be relatively short so I can't explain in detail everything. I have written a very simple phrase but it doesn't sound right, there's something in the second part that sounds strange. Also, it seems that during December I will be fooling around instead of doing "serious" research while both parts are crucial.
I will be starting experiments during December, hopefully more seriously during the beginning of 2016.