This paper tells a personal story of one student's experience. I am a doctoral candidate and qualitative researcher in a Family Therapy program located in South Florida. In this project, I discuss how I took a qualitative research posture toward the making of an important decision in my life, and in my academic career: Choosing a dissertation committee. The paper is a narrative of how I went about using qualitative research methods and sociological introspection (Ellis, 1991) to "study" my way through the process of this unique experience.
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Hernandez, L. L. (1996). In Search of a Dissertation Committee:Using a Qualitative Research Approach to Study a Lived Experience. The Qualitative Report, 2(4), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/1996.2056