In the summer of 2010, I worked as a research assistant to a doctoral student on her dissertation. This study explored the appropriateness of hospital accreditation standards used in three Southern African countries (Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland) from the perspective of hospital leaders and front-line staff through analyzing the development of hospital accreditation in these countries.
In nine weeks, we drove thousands of kilometers gathering qualitative and quantitative data from Hospitals, Ministries of Health, and NGOs.
The ride is documented well “A Dissertation in 60 days: One student’s (overambitious?) quest to collect all her dissertation data in three countries in 60 days blogs.bu.edu/lbabich
And while we were in the neighborhood, we decided to drop in on the World Cup, just sayin ;)