So, I've got one day left. One day of spring break...one day to finish my overview.
Thankfully, I've gotten a lot done this week. As far as the overview is concerned, I wrote up: my research design (minus the part about coding), participants, the setting, and the purpose of the study. I also finished my definition table...which is still a little rough, but I think it will due for Monday.
I still need to complete: the background of the study and my coding portion of the research design...in my overview....my data source table and bibliography. I've also want to put in a little blurb about my theoretical perspective. It may seem like a lot, but i think that the background will be the hardest part.
I'm really proud of everything that I've done. Though on paper it doesn't seem like a lot...I can honestly say I have such a better understanding of my study and research in general after this week. So, yay for me!
Usually, I dread meeting with my advisor...it gives me the shakes and makes me sweat. I'm always so nervous that she will realize that the emperor has no clothes. But I am actually excited about our next meeting...excited to hear what she has to say and excited about my next step.
This week has made me realize how much I have to do this summer. This dissertation thing is really huge. I kicked myself a couple of times for not getting on the ball sooner. I missed some opportunities in terms of possible studies...but it's okay. I am comfortable with what I am doing...as long as I get the okay from my advisor...and IRB.
Okay...that's it. I need to decompress, but I don't know how. I can't drink (can't risk the hangover)...don't feel like working out...can't eat a big old dessert (like I would like to do)...don't really know what I should do. I guess my husband can come out of hiding (he's been in the bedroom the whole week). Here's to a good week...