Apr
26

April Update: The Post-Defense Life

On Wednesday (April 24), I had my defense in the History Department Library. I had spent the day prior preparing, rereading parts of my thesis and outlining answers and points for possible questions Professor Corney said may come up. Honestly, there is no way to really prepare for your defense; after working on it for…
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Apr
19

Final Blog

After the busyness of finishing up my thesis subsided, I realized that I didn’t upload my final blog post – so here it is! After returning from spring break, I had about a month until my thesis was due to my committee, so I jumped into the results and discussion sections of my paper. Weaving my results…
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Apr
01

Statistics

(I also thought I had posted this a few months ago, but here it is now!) Earlier this semester, I focused on my analysis. As I explained in a previous blog post, I am using Actor Partner Interdependence Modeling (APIM), which accounts for similarity between dyads. Using this, I can look at how socialization processes…
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Apr
01

Conference!

(I thought I had posted this in November, but here it is now!) In November, I had the opportunity to go to the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies to present my research. I presented a preliminary analysis using just the cross-sectional, time one data from my thesis.

Mar
18

March Update: Defense Date and the Ever Continuous Writing Process

I cannot believe that it is less than a month until my thesis is due. It is a very odd thing looking back over outlines and completed chapters or chapter drafts and realizing that this is the manifestation of nearly two years of research. Two years of pouring over countless secondary sources, memoirs, and hundreds…
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