Sunday, March 1, 2009

PhD. Graduation May 23, 2009 @ 12:00 noon

I will be there. I will finish. I will purchase my regalia and hang that stuff in the closet to remind myself that I can do this.

I have finished chapter 4. Of course I did this by moving the messy part into another chapter but, it is still finished.

I talked with SAM this week and I have been battling a particularly messy bit of data.
Here is a bit of our conversation...

SAM: Why don't you cut out the whole section?
Me: Well... Really? just cut it out?
SAM: Yeah, It doesn't relate directly to your research questions.
Me: I guess but... doesn't it have to be in there, if it is a finding don't I have to include it.
SAM: No.
Me: so I can just cut that section out?
SAM: Yes.
Me: Are you sure?

This goes on a bit longer, finally I go home and cut out the section.

I am getting closer.... I just need to finish the messy part of chapter 5 and get the significance ironed out.

I will have a draft to send to the SAM by the end of Spring Break March 20, 2009.

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