Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


TA DA! That's right, I am happy to announce that my dissertation is finally done. It has been a long process, although more people than I can imagine get stuck and never finish so in that case, boy was this speedy! The overall program including coursework took 4.5 years and of that the dissertation took about 10 months.

I finished writing the last section of my dissertation on September 20 but then had to wait for it to be reviewed by my editor and adviser and make edits and write the acknowledgements and dedication (it's almost like a real life book). This Saturday I finished the last few things and it's now done!

I still have to defend (think big stressful presentation) my dissertation on October 24 but then I'll be done for real. 

Here are a few photos of the writing process for the final two chapters. All of the quotes from my participant interviews had to be put into themes, synthesized and analyzed. That was a messy messy process but super rewarding to watch it all turn into something meaningful.

1 comment:

  1. That crazy pile of quotes totally reminds me why I'm so not cut out for PHD material (not that I ever really wanted to do anyway). Congrats on being done!!!! I know you've worked so hard on this for so long! I'm sure defense will go great! Yay Dr. D!