Tag: Phd

September 20th, 2016

Math, It’s Coming…

I’m starting out my program with some general required courses.  Since I haven’t been in school in awhile, my advisor and I decided we wanted to start successfully. So, I’m putting off the math, mostly statistics, til next year.  So, Math, it’s coming. Am I a descriptive or causal inference political scientist? Do I believe that political science, one of

August 31st, 2016

The Librarian, My Best Friend

A great deal has changed since I was in school in the 70s. Not the least of which is the library and librarians. I can log onto the UGA libraries from any device I have and access just about everything in the library.  I can chat with a librarian on line and there’s a librarian that’s just for my discipline,

August 17th, 2016

Research Methods–The First Time

On a hot night in August, I attended my second grad class in the psychology building at UGA. I minored in psychology in the 70s and if you’ve been to UGA’s campus, that building is the last bastion of 60s pop architecture on campus. I can’t wait. I can’t help thinking, “I need a study group.” And I can’t get over the