|ABD = "All But Dissertation." Photo credit.|
|Mr. T is thrilled to bestow upon me a new title: Doctoretta Candidata.|
First, of course, is the celebrating. And then the Institutional Review Board* approval. And then begins The Year of the Dissertation. It's slightly terrifying to be "let loose" on my project after having spent so much time thinking and planning and preparing. And now, what? Just do it. Really? Really.
So I'm warning you. Expect (look forward to? salivate over?) some dissertation-themed posts here and there. Don't be surprised if I disappear for weeks at a time in the name of research. And please, please forgive me in advance for the inevitable Piranhas are Eating my Brains posts that are sure to follow.
* Research involving human participants must get approval by a university ethics committee.