As we conclude the course, please reflect on your personal learning outcomes. To what extent did you meet those learning outcomes? As you continue forward, what are some areas related to your growth as a scholar that you would like to develop?
This semester has been an interesting step in my journey in the doctoral program. While stats was often a pull your hair out, nail biting, exhausting ride, I feel like I do have a better understanding of quantitative research. I can actually read a quantitative article and understand some of what they are saying instead of glossing over the statistics! There's still plenty to be learned but I've got time!
One of my big learning outcomes was to really gain a strong sense of where I wanted to go with my dissertation and get a solid question developed. I feel that I've definitely met that goal. With the completion of my qualititative research proposal, I think I have a good foundation to build on for my dissertation. I'm feeling good about my research question and research topic. I think I've really made some strides with my writing. I'm starting to find my scholarly voice. I can see it emerging. I've definitely made the decision to go with a qualitative research study. In fact, I think I want to do a case study for my dissertation. I'm looking forward to moving on in my research and digging deeper as I develop my literature review.
This was a successful semester for me. I feel like I really came away with a strong sense of direction and a solid foundation for moving forward!