Progression has gone very well. Drafts of chapters 4 & 5 were completed, along with an abstract and acknowledgments. Putting together the data and the themes proved to be quite interesting and enjoyable, with chapter 5 allowing for adding discussion elements such as bias and why some themes coded in fewer numbers, but were more significant than those numbers implied.
For example, in liberal arts technology programs, there are typically resource constraints. These are smaller institutions with smaller departments. However, when an interview is being conducted by a liberal arts professor with another liberal arts professor, “resources” becomes more of an implicit theme vs explicitly discussed as frequently. The type of study allowed me to properly catch and state that sort of information, along with pointing out the bias that I too assumed that resources were going to be constrained, so spent less time digging into that element.
Overall, at the point where the dissertation has been sent out to the other committee members for review, so awaiting feedback to see what sort of revisions might be needed prior to submitting it to the university for quality check (and then scheduling defense) – so getting there!