May
12

That’s All Folks

May 5, 2016 Hi everyone! I am thrilled to say that my thesis has been completed and defended! I received Highest Honors in Interdisciplinary Studies for the project, and I am so honored and humbled to have been able to conduct this research at all! It’s been so rewarding to engage in this kind of…
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May
12

A Blacktivist Research Narrative: Researching as a Black Activist

April 14, 2016 Before I conclude my blog posts and Honors research, it is important to mention that this study adopted an action research model. Thus the research blended with my every day, campus activism. For example, I voiced many of my participants’ concerns—anonymously, of course—in campus climate subcommittee meetings as we met to discuss…
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May
12

Updates and Alterations

March 21, 2016 Time for some updates! Towards the end of last month, I decided to cut the portion of the study where participants would complete the Stand Up and Be Counted Survey (http://www.wm.edu/as/charlescenter/scholars/wmsure/scholars/becounted/index.php). This change was made to accommodate the schedules and needs of my participants, and also because participation for the survey was…
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May
12

Participant Narratives

February 17, 2016 This month I’ve been trying to focus on the completing the interview process! Participants for this project must be 18 and over. They are recruited online, through emails, and professor recommendations using convenience or volunteer sampling. Each participant completes a semi-structured interview in which they are asked to answer questions about some…
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Jan
31

New Year, Same Project :)

January 27, 2016 Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks so much for continuing to follow along in the development of my thesis! So excited to be able to continue conducting such meaningful work