A BIG hurdle crossed today!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Shawn Ambrose, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Hello all,

    Today I finished my final transcription for my qualitative dissertation. I interviewed 16 former soldiers in a National Guard Battalion to explore why they chose to leave the National Guard after deployment.

    It's off to data analysis now. After taking tomorrow off, I will use NVIVO 8 for data analysis, and then fly to NH to meet one on one with a NVIVO consultant to review (and teach me a few things) about analyzing my data. If all goes well, I will be submitting...

    my completed dissertation draft by the end of September.

  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    I'm sure it will go well Shawn. Best of luck.
  3. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    Congrats and good luck!
  4. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Way to go brother! Go kick some ass!

    Abner :)
  5. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Whew! A big hurdle done!! One step closer!!
  6. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck


    Congrats on the milestone.

    Best wishes,
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Should I assume that this means that you've completed the research phase of your dissertation and what's left now is the writing and final defense?
  8. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    That is great - congrats!!
  9. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    Great to hear! Good luck with the rest of your dissertation work!
  10. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Yes - I need to analyze my data, write Chapters 4 & 5, update Chapters 1 - 3, and it's over.

    Speaking of over, today was my final drill with the Army National Guard. I am retiring after 23 years of service. Life is a changing.

  11. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck


    Congrats on making it to retirement. Thank you for your service.
  12. Woho

    Woho New Member

    Congrats, thanks and way to go ;)
  13. DeterminedAdjunct

    DeterminedAdjunct New Member

    congrats and thank you!
  14. Paul S Rogers

    Paul S Rogers New Member

    Congrats on your military retirement. No more monthly drills and summer camp! I did 2 years active and 20 years Army Reserve, I know that smile.
  15. David H

    David H Member

    Let me echo my thanks as well for your service - THANKS!

    Congratulations on your progress. I want to echo the sentiment -- I hope everything goes well. The hard part is indeed behind you. Stay the course and you will soon be called Dr.!

    Good Luck, Congrats, and Thanks!

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