The First Draft (yikes!)

Participants' first times drinking.

Over the past week or two I’ve been trying to take the 30-40 hours of interviews I collected and boil them down into a couple key themes and a paper of reasonable length. I’m still wading through the transcripts and coding, but the deadline, only about a month away, is making me a nervous. I’ve decided […]

Checking in On: Chaplaincy!

Hello all! I’m excited to be reporting on my progress so far with my research on the changing roles of the military chaplaincy. Though I’ve done quite a bit of research on this topic, today I want to update you all on the direction that the interviews I am conducting are going. Ah, interviews. I love […]

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 […]