Wednesday, November 22, 2006


*at the ORCA office in the ASB*

Whistler: Um, I'm here to pick up my rejected IRB approval.
Random businessmen: Actually we're not with the university but this one guy should be able to help you in a minute.
*minute passes* *guy walks in*
Random businessmen: This student here needs some assistance.
Whistler: Um, I'm here to pick up my preliminarily rejected IRB application.
Guy: Oh, let's see if it's here anywhere. The secretary said she'd have it after break...
Whistler: Oh. Okay.
Guy: Are you sure? I could look some more.
Whistler: No, it's fine. I'll just get it after the break.

*walks out of office thinking, "That was SO humiliating!"*

My IRB approval was rejected preliminarily today. I was quite unhappy about it. I don't know why I feel pressured to get my honors thesis done - I started early so I wouldn't get stressed out about it like this. I just keep thinking about how my mentor trusted me to write it up well, and I trusted what I wrote a few months ago, why didn't I read over it and not waste the time of others? So that was unhappy. I did finish my reading on fixed role therapy though. It was pretty interesting. Fixed role therapy is when you write a one-page characterization of yourself and your therapist looks at it and writes a characterization of someone it would be good for you to pretend to be like. I'm not sure if I agree with the whole idea of pretending to be someone else, but I guess it could be fun.

1 comment:

Shazer said...

What was your IRB proposal proposing? I mean, what was your study? I am in 302...and of course you know...we have to go through all that IRB crud. I hated it...but it's over, and our project is nearly done. I am interested to hear what your study is about. Also...what kind of classes you taking next semester? How much longer till you are done? Oh...and fill me in a little more about this "fixed role therapy" or whatever. Sounds a little fishy to a "quick fix." Hm....I'll have to do some research on it. Ok, peace out.