Demystifying the Purpose and Functions of NVivo

If you are a student in qualitative coursework or a doctoral candidate working on a qualitative capstone project, then you have probably discussed or read about NVivo software. You may be under the impression that NVivo software has the capability not only to code your data or resources but also analyze it for you. As … Continue reading Demystifying the Purpose and Functions of NVivo

5 Reasons to go International for your Residencies

Going abroad for my second residency was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Madrid, Spain could not have been a better location for my summer international residency.  It was modern, friendly, relatively safe, with breathtaking architecture, easy to get-around public transportation, and an array of delectable restaurants. Madrid is located in the … Continue reading 5 Reasons to go International for your Residencies

5 Reasons you Should Join a Student-Led Facebook Group Today

One of the major pitfalls of pursuing a degree online is that we do not get to socially engage with other students. Being an online student can feel isolating. Yes, we have “discussions” but it is not the same as students at a brick and mortar school; we do not have the physical proximity to … Continue reading 5 Reasons you Should Join a Student-Led Facebook Group Today

4 Steps for Creating an Online Presentation

Creating and sharing a presentation in an online environment is a new experience for many students. When I was first given this kind of assignment, I found it helpful to remember that, in some ways, the fundamental components are the same as presenting in person, and follow the guidelines below: Keep your visuals simple Be … Continue reading 4 Steps for Creating an Online Presentation

4 Strategies to Prepare for your Doctoral Capstone

You’ve likely heard many references to the final ‘capstone project,’ the dissertation or doctoral study that will be the culmination of your work as a doctoral student. Perhaps you are putting all thoughts of the capstone out of your mind, thinking that it is far, far in the future, something to worry about at a … Continue reading 4 Strategies to Prepare for your Doctoral Capstone