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The Final Update

By • May 16th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Thesis

The last few steps have been taken, and I am now officially and Alumna of the College of William & Mary. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be an Honors Fellow, and I have learned so much from the process (as you may have noticed from my blog posts). The last few weeks…
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It’s Turned In!

By • May 16th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results, Thesis

Yes, everyone, it’s done. I can hardly believe it! After almost a year of working toward this finished project, the results are in, the thesis edited, and the only thing left to do is defend it to my committee. Before I let you know how that went, I wanted to share a quick review of…
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Lucky Number Fifteen

By • Mar 21st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Thesis

I am happy to announce that my study has reached fifteen participants! Though this number may not seem worthy of that much excitement, trust me, it is. As I mentioned in one of my earlier blog posts, the population I am trying to reach for participation in my honors thesis is one that is hard…
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The Honors Colloquium

By • Mar 21st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

February brings many things to mind – the beginning of warmth returning to the Williamsburg area, the end of the holiday season, and the sudden realization that I am a second semester senior. For some, this realization means the end to a lot of their commitments at the College, to me it means a final…
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Let the Writing Begin!

By • Jan 20th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

          It seems like this semester just started and now I’m back home, creating a game plan for calling and writing the first portion of my honors thesis! Though the semester seemed to fly by, a lot was packed in. I started the data collection portion of my honors thesis, presented…
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The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

By • Nov 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well hello again! I know these two blog posts are coming out pretty close together, but I’ve been working really hard on honors work and thought I’d give you a bit of a double update. The last post was mostly regarding the qualitative parts of my honors thesis, where this one focuses more on the…
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“Hi, my name is Sarah…”

By • Nov 18th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Data collection has been decidedly ongoing. Reaching out to participants for a follow-up interview is difficult; people change residences, phone numbers, etc. Their work schedules may not line up with when you are calling, they may be busy or not be interested in following up. When you combine those factors with women who may also…
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Getting Into Interviewing

By • Oct 12th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am proud to report that the interviewing portion of my research is officially underway. Interviews have been printed, consent forms signed, and I have actually started to talk with some of the women about their experiences during reentry. It’s taken a lot of work to get to this point in my thesis, and I…
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Gaining Speed as the Summer Doldrums Draw to a Close

By • Aug 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The summer doldrums are officially drawing to a close. We are having an unseasonably comfortable (note I don’t say cool) couple of days and the campus is again buzzing with activity. Just a week ago the temperatures were stifling and only a few of us students could be found walking between our research labs or…
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“So You’re Here to Study Me?”

By • Aug 12th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

*”So you’re here to study me?”  A very pregnant woman asked, looking up from the informed consent form I had just finished explaining to her.  This would be an awkward question in any normal situation, no one really wants to be the subject of a study – it often implies that there is something abnormal…
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