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February 25, 2011

It was a slow week for the blog . . .

Filed under: Incarceration research, Motherhood, Personal — llcall @ 5:32 pm

But I’m very proud of myself nonetheless.  I managed to write two Thesis Thursday blog posts in a row.  Alright, so the second was incredibly brief but that doesn’t negate the fact that I actually worked on my thesis two weeks in a row.

I also made some major progress on one of my other git ‘er done 2011 goals: I am now about halfway through revisions to our paper Post-Detention Likelihood to Succeed Scale: Adaptation to an Adult Incarcerated Population that I so frustratingly chronicled two full years ago.  The paper has morphed a bit to include categorical exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, which Justin tells me is very cool but I don’t understand well enough to know just how cool it is (shhh, don’t tell).  I won’t bore you with too many more details about cool statistical things, but if you want to know a little bit more about the paper, you can look at my reflections on presenting the paper at a 2009  sociology conference.

I’m all the more proud of what I accomplished because I had to do some fancy stepping to get anything done since Neal was on a business trip to Houston (training people to use the curriculum we developed for “the project“) that was unexpectedly extended by flight delays.  I had recruited one of my D. C. peeps Kirsten (I can still call her that even though we both live in Utah now, right?)  to stay with me, both for the good company and the use of her car and phone since Neal took ours (thanks, lady!), but when his trip was extended I had to spend some time fending for myself.  Bumming rides, borrowing random phones . . . mostly we’re glad for all the money we save with a one-car/one-phone household, but when I’m trying to reschedule work meetings and coordinate child care on the fly, it can get a little dicey.

Predictably, I’m spending this morning in bed fighting off a cold that may or may not be turning into bronchitis.  It was a productive week, but productivity takes a toll.

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2 Comments »

  1. Yay for getting things done! I love that book btw. Also, I was intrigued by the categorical CFA and EFA!

    Comment by Emily T — February 25, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

  2. Congrats!

    Comment by vblanchard — February 25, 2011 @ 5:58 pm


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