Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Can't Believe its Been 2 Months

Wow, can't believe its been 2 months.  Time flies when you're not having fun.  I turned in m proposal to the school finally and it came back butchered on May 17.  I haven't been able to work on it cause I'm so sick of it.  Was told I needed an editor.  I'm actually a good writer, but I will send to an editor to appease.  I think its part of the college scam like buying 10 books for a single class, especially those written by the professor.   

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sorry I haven't posted lately

Well, I am truly sorry I haven't posted lateley.  This dissertation thing can be really depressing.  There have been huge chunks of time where I haven't wanted to even look at it, let alone write about my experiences with it.

Luckily, I went on vacation for 2 weeks.  Spent a week in Mexico and a few days in Colorado.  This has helped clear my mind, but also makes for me not wanting to do it.

My dissertation went to my committe finally on the 16th of April.  I just finished updating the "recommended" changes and will send off shortly.  I am way behind and most likely will not start data collection in June.

Oh Well.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm Really Behind Now

So I didn't get 10 pages, only about 4.  On Sunday, went to eat lunch with the hubby before we went grocery shopping.  I've had some really bad allergies lately.  My eyes have been itchy which is not normal for me.  Well, while we were eating I rubbed my right eye pretty hard and felt something pop like when you pull a muscle and my eye got real red and the white part started to swell along with the fleshy part that holds the eye in the socket.  It was pretty ugly looking.

So we went and bought some eyedrops on the way to urgent care.  We got there and signed in. A 2.5 hour wait.  We waited about 3 hours and decided to leave.

Needless to say I got nothing accomplished as far as homework is concerned.  Nor did I go shopping. 

I was able to do a little today.  My doctor said that as long as it is getting better I don't need to see him.  The drops have helped but I still have a little bubble on the white part.

Lesson:  do not rub your eyes too hard.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Literature Review Sucks

The lit review is completely boring to accomplish.  I really don't see the point, expecially when the want 40-80 pages.  I'm stuck around 20.  There really isn't much on prepping, especially peer reviewed stuff.  So most of the stuff I have is on extremism and social movement theory. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

I really need to work hard on this and try to get 10 pages done today.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Turned in First DP Draft

Well, I turned in the first draft yesterday.  Wasn't real happy with it and am way behind on the literature review part.  I'm getting board again.   Its hard to stay motivated when you have been working on the same topic for about a year.

Have had some good feedback on people willing to take part in the data collection.  If you are interested you can reply here or email me at ncudissertation@hotmail.com.  You can also view my posts at http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.net/.

Sample questions:

What incident prompted you to become a prepper?
How did online prepper social networks influence your decision to identify yourself as a prepper?

How do you think online prepper social networks have influenced the prepper movement?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chapter One

So Chapter One is basically done except I want to add a little bit of history of survivalists and preppers' use of the Internet.

I've added some to the lit review and have not started Chapter Three.  I probably wont turn this in on the 7th.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's Saturday

It's Saturday and here I am working on my proposal.  I am working on chapter one which is the introduction, background, problem statement, purpose, theoretical framework, research questions, nature of study, significance of study, definitions and summary.

I was able to take the research questions, and definitions straight from the CP.  I think I have the intro and background down good, mostly taken from proposal.  Hope to get the rest of chapter one today.