Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In the end it was worth it.

The semester is nearly over, just one class to go to and one more assignment to turn in! 

Tonight was my last research class.  This was the class that we all loved to hate.  It was a boat load of work, very tedious, extremely time consuming, and it killed so many trees! My research partner and I conducted an entire action research study.  Entire! From research questions to literature review, to proposal, to data analysis and triangulation, to poster and presentation.
 Now that it is all said and done, it was so worth it.  I learned such an important skill - we essentially designed and carried out a study and have a paper and findings that are worthy of being published.  To think that I did all of that in less than 10 weeks is remarkable!
 I am super proud of how hard Meredith and I worked this semester.  We really knuckled down and our findings will help the little girl we did a case study on, and that was the point of the research - to make positive change in the setting.
My professor said she will let each of know if there is a conference where we could present our studies, and now after all is said and done, the prospect of being able to present findings to a journal makes me giddy! I may have been super apprehensive about this required course in January, but I may have caught the research bug!

8 thoughts on the matter:

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Well done, Tamar! I remember hating how tedious research work could be, but I always find a sense of accomplishment and completion after the whole study is finished and presented. :)

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Serline said... {Reply}

Congratulations! And you are so going to miss this when you are "back in the real world" ;-)

Jennifer Bowen said... {Reply}

Job well done, indeed! Your hard work truly paid off. I'm pretty sure you are thankful that it's over. Summer is nearly upon us. You definitely need that break, right? Or do you plan on taking summer courses?

Nancy said... {Reply}

Looks like alot of work -- but interesting results! Great job. :)

sophie...^5 said... {Reply}

Congrats on the steadfast endeavour...it will comfort you to know that you are now an adult and all grown up...that is: you have crossed the boundaries and have learned a valuable lesson and now will spread to it to others! Again...ATB and congrats!

Maddy said... {Reply}

I remember those classes, the boatload of work and the satisfaction at having completed a semester with flying colors! Congrats!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Congratulations! It's rewarding and important to reflect on your efforts!

Tiffany said... {Reply}

Congratulations, it is always rewarding to know that your hard work has paid off!