It's going fast now! Last week, I've coded my 20 interviews and looked at the program Atlas.ti in which you can process interview results in a more scientific way. The program connects codes which you apply to certain (pieces of) texts, and gives overall view of what you're doing. Easy to use!
Besides that, other results are useful for me.
- what the websites of the schools say about guidance and placement policy on their sites,
- the additional data some people gave me about their school
- the percentages of throughput, ranged on: grade retention, etc.
I need to combine those 3, and then say something about it.
The structure of my thesis, and the layout is ready. Now I have to fill it!
My goal? Hand in a quite good first thesis on August 6...
How to? Lock myself in till that time and having no contact at all.
So maybe there will be no update next week! Well, I will be going on with the same stuff as described above, so I will be repeating myself then.
oh! and my research proposal is also finished. I made the final changes a couple of days ago. The teacher was so kind to let me finish my interviews first!