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Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Last 9 Transcripts

perhaps i just wanted to feel good about myself. indeed, i've wrapped up 81 household interviews, translating these into 81 household transcripts.

yet, lurking in the shadows are 9 more interviews, specifically of 7 organizational leaders and 2 institutional (1 NGO and 1 from Naga's Sanggunian).  initially hoped to pass this over, and just do them when i have the 'time'. but as i went to preparing tabled timelines and profiles for 10 organizations the past two days, i realized these transcripts just couldn't be ignored as these fill in data gaps discovered in the org data.

i had to swallow this truth hard because this means consuming a week, at least, on transcripts again. and i haven't made an analysis yet of initial household-level findings from the interviews, which jane expects by the 2nd week of october.

i want to cry. although now, i can't. this is not yet my breaking point. so the closest is to gnash my teeth and just bear it.

Thanks to www.123rf.com for the pic.

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