Cohort VIII

It is hard to express how close I’ve become with the other surviving members of Cohort 8 over the last year.  They are one and all quite exceptional people: smart, caring, involved, thoughtful, and funny (well, almost all of them are funny). Many of us ‘Facebook’ each other; communicate by…

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Quantitative Analysis

I am particularly enjoying the Quantitative Analysis course, and conducting my pilot study.  This is the numbers stuff I’ve been looking forward to studying. The professor for the course, who earned his Ph.D primarily conducting quantitative research, made it clear at the start that most every (but not every) quant…

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Research and Self Reflection

I’ve recently run into a major problem conducting research: I’m perceived as representing only one interest group (local governments) so some potential research subjects won’t talk with me. I’ve always believed that while I primarily work with local governments, my viewpoints have always been ground in law and technology, rather…

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Why this blog?

This blog is very personal: It’s intended as an instructor-recommended way of tracking my personal growth as I progress through Northeastern University’s Doctor of Law and Policy program. Please understand that I’m not posting to this blog for anyone other than myself.  That means that if you’re snooping around you…

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