Name: Shamika (Mika) N. Karikari
Program: Student Affairs in Higher Education Ph.D. program at Miami University
Year In Program: 3rd year
Where Can We Find You: @MikaKarikari (Twitter), http://mika-nicole.blogspot.com/
Words To Live By: "When I dare to be powerful, to exercise my strength in the service of my visions then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid- Audre Lorde
Podcast: This American Life
Name: Dr. Jillian A. Martin
Program: Ph.D. College Student Affairs Administration
Words of Wisdom:
Read other writers to learn how to write and to help you find your own voice.
Be true to yourself during the process.
Create your own process.
Write every day.
Get a writing partner.
Make yourself a Ph.D. playlist
Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Jillian’s PhD Playlist on Spotifyy
Program: Ph.D. Higher Education
Year in Program: 1st year
*information has been changed to protect the identity of this week's guest
Name: Lauren Harper
Program: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
Year In Program: 3rd
Where can people find you (website, social media, etc.): Facebook is your best bet! You can find me under Lauren Simone Harper
Words of advice/helpful information: I hope you either hear yourself or hear what you need and that this launches you closer to who you're destined to be.
Anything else you would like to add: Thank you Dr. Lacy for your steadfast commitment to Black women and the Black scholar community. It's been an honor to know you, work with you, and call you my sista-scholar!
First, figure out:
Topic: What is the general thing you want to talk about?
Problem: What issue will you research address?
Purpose: What will be the point of your research project and how does it connect to the problem?
Once you know those two things, then you can write your main research question. Some other things that you can do to figure out your first question:
Need help writing your research question? Share it in the comments or email me at Marvette@marvettelacy.com and I’ll give you feedback on it.