Final Summary: Women’s Interest Articulation and the Democratic Platform

The research process was as hard as I expected. In other words, it was REALLY difficult. The question I started with is very different from the question I answered, but that’s also a part of the process. Ultimately, I focused on the fact that the Women’s movement is social movement, meaning that, at its core, […]

Update 3: Progress and Clarity

The last two weeks have been truly interesting. Although I had already been through every Democratic platform between 1952 and 2016 collecting data for measures I developed to demonstrate change in interest articulation, I decided to take a closer look at the specific content of each platform. I summarized the content relating to women and […]

Update 2: Knowing When to Ask for Help

As my sixth week comes to an end, the amount of mental fortitude needed to be a successful researcher truly stands out to me. I sent a draft of my nearly completed paper to my adviser a couple weeks ago, and implementing her suggested revisions has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever […]