Not sure how productive I was today but I did manage to cut and paste from the original document the last two "parts" of my methodology chapter -- "data collection" and "data analysis." So I think I have all the basic parts into place and now ... I need to rethink the intro and the conclusion to this chapter and then go back through and consider transitions (I am aware that I am making some jumps between things at this point).
My biggest struggle so far, I think, is that sometimes I am not sure how to be more "clinical" (the kind of language that I see in other dissertation examples, especially). I keep thinking that this is like an academic essay and surely I am not supposed to be so direct and to the point! Well, I guess that is the whole struggle in a nut shell -- I need to be more direct. For example, in my data collection section I get that I need to talk about how I collected data (a pretty straight forward idea really) but then I find myself getting tangled up in explaining that process exactly. And is it normal that I should feel like I am repeating myself about a million times?
Ugh. I am off to dinner with some fabulous friends in just a bit so I think I am giving up for the day. Back to work in the early AM (before yoga and a walk with a friend).