Schedule Revision: Field Notes, Interviews, and Lookings

Last week, I posted a tentative schedule for my research plans. That schedule was certainly ambitious, and while I have been having a wonderful time meeting with and talking to interesting people, I am now backlogged with so much information. I have been trying to process it and analyze it all in drafts of transcriptions, but I am finding I need a bit more time to work through things with a level of thoroughness with which I feel comfortable and prepared.

Therefore, I have revised the schedule to include new anticipated post-interview blog post dates and updated some TBD dates for interviews.

Screenshot (47)Also, I have three other blog posts in the works, and I am really excited about each of them. Over the course of the next week, you can expect to see the following:

  1. An account of my boyfriend’s first trip to Catholic mass
  2. A presentation of the religious freedom act and this lovely blogger’s opinions on it
  3. An overview of Knox Online Seminary, a page which Facebook so kindly suggested to m

Stay tuned, and thank you for reading!

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My Research Schedule–Tentative

Well, that’s it. Spring break has come to a close. I don’t know if I would call it a break, exactly, as I was very busy with tasks for both work and class. I was also busy working to network and make contacts. If anyone asked me a year ago if I thought I’d be networking, and handing out a business card, I would have laughed at them for hours on end.

That’s exactly what I did, though, this past week. I reached out to others, and I worked to steady my quaking nerves.

Over the last month, I have been working through both digital resources and print resources related to topics in religion and spiritual journeys. Now that I have begun to develop an understanding of some key aspects of faith, I am ready to begin conducting interviews and researching with experts and participants in the field. The image below is a tentative schedule for interviews, both in-person and online, as well as lookings during which I hope to “walk” through church services and the physical spaces of churches with experts in the field.

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I have a very busy schedule the next two weeks, but I am excited to get started with the research.

In preparation for these interviews, I am making lists of topics I would like to cover. If you are interested in reading more about the preparation process, check back on the blog on each of the “Pre-Interview” dates in the above table. This will explain what I hope to accomplish during each interview and how I plan to approach it.

Stay tuned!