Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Now for the really, REALLY exciting BIG news....my proposal passed the quality review and NOW is in the hands of the IRB for evaluation. Am I really that good? The review matrix had 37 of 38 items marked with the highest rating of Very Well, and one item marked Well. It looks like I should have been more specific about how EXACTLY this study can contribute to what we don’t know about leading safety in organizations. The qualitative comments were all positive. It was Approved with Changes...the only change marked was that I need to remove the word statistically from the third null hypothesis.
Chapter 2 comments:"This section of the paper provides very good detail and support for a research study of this type. All pertinent areas to include the problem statement, rationale, research questions, and hypotheses were addressed. In Null hypotheses #3 the word statistically should be removed and the words significant differences should remain. Everything else is presented very well."
resources and information that adds leverage to the rationale
of the study."
"This section of the paper provides a well worded commentary of all pertinent procedures and methods that will be utilized in this study. This research has the necessary structure and design to move forward. APPROVED WITH CHANGES."
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|I'm familiar with being the only girl|
Oh well, no matter. I have to study some tonight because I’m required to pass a test when the class is over to get credit. I doubt I’ll stay with this company long enough to become a certified professional project manager, but it would make me look bad to fail.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Maybe I’ve just become a very boring person. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I’ve heard it a million times and maybe it’s true. This is completely unexpected. It’s not that I’m bored, but more that I feel lost without something to be working on.
I do have good news. I got notification that my proposal passed the forms review and has entered the next phase - quality review. I was told to expect feedback sometime within the next 15 days. After the quality review (after passing the quality review), the IRB gets a chance to pick it apart. For now, I'm pleased with the status of things.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
|Glorious day in the country, Fleming County, KY|
We had a great visit. We did the whole happy birthday thing with cake and candles. And of course, the surprise I especially picked out for her. She said she liked my gift....I hope so but if not, she can return it and pick out something she likes. I have not spent much time with her for the past 7 years so it’s harder to guess her likes and dislikes. These girls look mighty glum lighting the candles on that cake...must be intense concentration.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
So after Emily’s gig, our family went to dinner. We rarely do that anymore – this was the first time we’ve sat down together to eat since Christmas. Then home, and me and the girls drove to the mall. I was looking for a birthday gift for someone special, and found one. Sarah recently had her 25th birthday. Tomorrow we celebrate. I have special gifts for her...this one is a surprise!
After shopping, me and Someone went to the driving range and split a party bucket. I take about 2/5 of the bucket and work on one side of the range. He takes the rest and goes to the far side. I don’t like to talk while I hit balls – he does. He always talks. Maybe it’s why I like golf and tennis. They’re social games but not too social. In tennis, you are on opposite sides of the court – you fairly shout to each other when you have to talk. In golf – well, we both prefer to walk over taking a cart. He tends to slice and I tend to draw - we are both right-handed. Needless to say, we are rarely within ear shot unless we are on the tee or green.
Anyway, Someone always finishes way before me. If I don’t take time to focus each shot, I spray the ball. He practices like he’s playing 36 holes in 30 minutes. Then later this evening, me and Someone watched Kentucky beat Iowa in the NCAA tournament on our hi-def TV. Very exciting game, and pretty nice picture too. Hi-def is good. I was never good at basketball, but Someone can play well.
So, it’s getting late. Tomorrow, I’m getting up early to get some stuff together and head off to Sarah’s. It’s a birthday celebration and a two-hour drive to get there, across some of the most beautiful countryside you'll ever lay eyes on.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
|She loves the way they talk.|
|Expected impact of a free trade agreement among war-torn countries|
Monday, March 12, 2012