Posts tagged with ‘topics i’ve worked on’

  • Lucky 7: Gratitude after 7 Years on my Own

    By jessicabroome on September 9, 2015
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    September 2008 was the last time I sat in a cubicle, wearing high heels and making money for someone else. Far from having the 7-year itch, I’m pretty much bursting with excitement and gratitude for so many things. To name a few… 1. Freedom to travel and work from anywhere: I’ve written before about my location-independent life. If I can […]
  • A Week in My Life: Interviewer Training in Native Country

    By jessicabroome on September 3, 2015
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    I spent last week in North Carolina, working with the client who has taken over my life this summer. This time, I trained ten local women in face-to-face interviewing. They are awesome: smart, inquisitive, and I think they taught me more about native life than I taught them about interviewing. They’re going to go knock on doors and survey a few […]
  • Mixing it up, in exercise and work

    By jessicabroome on October 7, 2014
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    Anyone who knows me knows that one of my very favorite things to do is exercise. I genuinely love going to the gym. I think this is one of my finest qualities, and it’s also going to help me live a long and healthy life, so if you think I’m crazy, phooey on you. When I’m in New York, one […]
  • Q3 Roundup

    By jessicabroome on September 30, 2014
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    It’s that time again…q3 is over and I’m reporting on my progress towards my annual goals. Make more money than last year– and make money every month. Yes! This year is on track to be my best yet. Work for at least 5 new and 5 existing clients. Yes! I’ve worked for 15 clients so far this year: 10 new […]
  • Fun Times in the “Academia Nut”

    By jessicabroome on July 25, 2014
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    I’ve been teaching Questionnaire Design at the University of Michigan’s Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, and I’m finding it hugely fun for a few reasons: 1. My students are fantastic. The Summer Institute is always an eclectic bunch. There are a lot of PhD students from other departments (public health, education, sociology…) who are using surveys as part of […]
  • The Top 10 Moments In My Research Career

    By jessicabroome on May 9, 2014
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    David Letterman is on his way out, but in his honor, here’s a top 10 list. 1. Getting locked in a strange Indian family’s bathroom after an in-home interview. The respondent had to let me out! 2. Being told by a respondent in Shawangunk Maximum Security prison that I had some “funky, Frankenstein-looking shoes.” 3. Passing out during focus groups the day after running the New […]
  • An Early Learning Experience: Addiction Interviewing

    By jessicabroome on April 10, 2014
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    A few weeks ago I wrote about one of my early jobs, interviewing inmates in maximum security prisons. I loved interviewing, but it was only part of what I did at that job; there were lots of days of data analysis that bored me to tears. So I took a new job working as an interviewer on an evaluation of two […]
  • Q1 Roundup: Progress Towards my 2014 Goals

    By jessicabroome on March 21, 2014
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      I set 14 work goals for 2014. Here’s how I’m doing: Make more money than last year—and make money every month. So far, so good. Work for at least 5 existing clients. I did small projects for 2 existing clients this quarter, and have 2 others in the proposal stage. Get 5 new clients: at least 1 non-profit and 1 in New […]
  • Highs and Lows from a Global In-home and Shopalong Study

    By jessicabroome on February 3, 2014
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    Last week I gave an overview of one of my favorite projects from last year, a global qualitative study on beverages. I thought you might like to see what a few days in my life look like when I’m doing this kind of work… For my last interview in New York, four of us (me; the videographer; the client; and someone from […]
  • Project Roundup

    By jessicabroome on April 7, 2013
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    Here is a sample of topics I’ve done surveys and focus groups on in the past few months: Challenges to immunizing children experienced by health workers in 14 developing countries “Pitjazzlement,” or the customization of one’s underarms Differences between nurses’ and physicians’ views on patient safety in hospitals How women are affected by bad hair days What it’s like to […]

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