Final // The Success of Virginia Reproductive Health Legislation: A pilot study

Being finished with this project (at least for now!) is nice both because I’m finished for now and because for the first time in a while I actually get to pause and breathe and realize how much I’ve done. Surprise, surprise, doing unstructured independent research is hard. I made it particularly tough for myself by […]

Update 3 // In which the analysis produces results

Unlike in my last post, I actually have results to share! I ultimately ended up with fewer analytical conclusions than I’d hoped, because I just didn’t have much to compare. As anyone who’s been involved in reproductive health advocacy in this state would be unsurprised to hear, there just haven’t been that many bills passed […]

Update 2 // In the thick of it

Some forms of research involve opportunities for groundbreaking discoveries along the way. Mine is not among them – the information I’m collecting is all publicly available on websites run by the Virginia state government. The novel aspects of my project are the assemblage of and analysis of the dataset. Putting together the dataset is, by […]