Mostly, it has been a useful exercise in trying to pull together a coherent story of what I am trying to do and why it matters. Though I gave a talk on my proposal in December, this short (~15 pages, including references etc.) format is forcing me to edit down to the bare minimum. Then, I will use this + the other unconnected pieces of my proposal writing to comprise the final dissertation proposal (which will be a much longer docu
Other ongoing tasks:
- Gathering some sample responses to Item #1: Why does the moose population change?. Need some early data to clarify how I will score and analyze written responses, especially with regard to RQ1: Relationship between content knowledge and argumentation. Right now just sending out to friends/family/colleagues.
- Trying (unsuccessfully) to upload interview .mp3 and .wav files to an audio transcription site. I have been thinking hard about how best to use my time, and finally made the decision to go ahead and upload all of the interview transcripts that I haven't transcribed yet to a service that will do it for me. I don't currently have funding to cover it (see DSG funding proposal writing above), but it is such an incredibly time consuming process, that I think to move forward with the analysis of scientists interviews, I need help transcribing. ANYWAY, the entire discussion above is currently irrelevant, because my files are too big, and the site won't accept them. Working on splitting files now. If anyone has advice on how to easily split .wav files into smaller ones, I am all ears.