And That’s A Wrap

After many hours of blood, sweat, tears, and a little bit of melodrama, my paper is finally complete. My initial goal was 10 pages and I ended up with 59, so I feel accomplished as well as a little bamboozled as to how I got here. Once I started writing I found that there was […]

Lots of Verbs: Drinking, Interviewing, Transcribing, Coding

The past few weeks have gone by in a flurry of activity. I spent many days camped out in the Princeton Public Library interviewing participants, sometimes passing eight hours at a time interviewing in a single day. Other days were spent driving around the greater Princeton area to meet up with participants in coffee shops or cozy kitchens; still […]

Researching Teen Drinking and Alcohol Use: First Steps

This past week I’ve been working on getting my project off the ground, including scheduling my first interviews, conducting them, transcribing them, and looking for patterns and potential codes (and also unpacking and cleaning my room, but I haven’t quite gotten around to that yet). So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of […]