Several months later, and I'm ready to shift dissertation gears back in to high, but have felt - for some time now - that a change in topic is most likely imminent.
It's not that I've lost interest in the the topic of open professional development, but rather that because the creation of a new school district doesn't happen every day, I feel strongly compelled to evaluate what has taken place as we've experienced the birth of the Canyons School District. The ride has been wild, affected a large number of people, and remains a highly charged, politically vibrant, emotionally taxing controversy to this day.
Over the last few days, I've been able to scratch out an outline for what I hope will actually work; and I'd love to hear what you think:
- Is this dissertation do-able?
- Does the study have merit?
- Is the study too large/small/fast/slow for a dissertation?
- How would you recommend that I control for bias?
Quick hat tips to Jon Becker and Hollie Petterson, for always seeming so willing to answer my stupid grad-student-type questions. :)