I am aware that I’ve been getting many new readers to this blog over the past few weeks and months. Furthermore, I realize that someone embarking on this blog anew might be at least somewhat lost, as if opening a text to the middle page and beginning to read. I frequently reference the “OVC” and the “AOC” among other concepts that by now should be quite familiar to frequent visitors to my blog, but which are likely meaningless to those newer visitors. Therefore, in an effort to provide readers (familiar and new) with an overview of my study, I have added the Pre-proposal to this blog.

You can find this page under the Research menu as well as on the link to the right under “What’s this all about?” However, once I write the full proposal and it is approved, which should be around October this Fall, I will likely remove the pre-proposal (or archive it) and just post the full proposal.