Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Week 2 - Day 2

I have officially been a grad school student for 1 week and 2 days and I am feeling an overwhelming sense of panic! I loved undergrad and I learned a lot, but I did kind of just skate through. I can write and most of what I was learning was just common sense. But grad school is NOT going to be like that.

Class #1 - Research Methods. Purpose: Write a research proposal.

I will be honest, I was a little smug before class started. I work with scientists who perform research. I am the Institutional Review Board Administrator, so I am required to take training on ethics in research and I probably know a lot of the definitions in the Code of Federal Regulations better than the professor who is teaching the class.

And you know what? That is not helping me formulate a hypothesis or figure out where to get the information from or HOW to get the information. And I do not actually have to perform research, just PROPOSE how I would go about it.

It will get better. I hope it gets easier. But I have a feeling I am not going to be spending as much time on Facebook as I have.

And I may disappear (again) around here. But hopefully (with the election heating up) I won't be gone as long or as often!


Mr. Charleston said...

Oughta be something in this election business that requires a little more research, say like... Why the hell is Romney running for a $400,000 a year job?

LeftLeaningLady said...

Ha! Good point, Mr. Charleston, but nothing was said about running for President. All proposed research has to be about Congress. I am attempting to 'follow the money' and figure out where it comes from to elect these nutjobs.

But to answer your question, we both know he wants to sign laws that will save him MORE than that in taxes... PLUS. OOooh, lightbulb. New Post coming up!