Friday, January 23, 2009
I have won a promotion at work but have to find an opening at the higher level. That is I am qualified for a promotion now but have yet to find an opening. I transferred recently from being a research assistant in aging research to being a research assistant in Internet research. In the first research assistant job, I was able to effect some control on my work and time at work by advertising my SAS skills. These skills have devloped over that year of work have improved and made it possible for both my latest transfer and also my passing the tests and interviews for the promotion. This is at least how the promotion job is styled as a technical statistical officer. But the real power I was able to affect was choosing where in my large workplace to work. I was able to match my own reading and research interests in the Internet to my workplace. At the same time I am now writing SAS everyday. I now must carefully choose a new field of statistics to work in that I will enjoy. This is one present task and my coworkers have offered me help in this. I am living in some sweet times and have a very good work life at the moment that is healthy and in somewhat of a sync with my school studies.
I have searched Ph.D. and other thesis libraries when doing my paper last summer for knowledge measurement by searching for knowledge management and demographics. But this may have been an error. So now I need to search for this term: "simulation of knowledge management in learning organizations.". I did this once this morning with google scholar and found a paper from McMaster's school of business. This covered something called a Tango simulation but this turns out to a live person simulation not a computer simulation.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I have emailed a simulations expert professor Tuncer Ören at the university of Ottawa for some advice with modeling firms. I have sent him my present thesis abstract and a brief paragraph explaining why I chose this topic.
I have asked my instructor from my last term for help locating researchers who have simulated firms. I have found no one so far who knows knowledge management at the university of Ottawa. But my instructor has found someone who would like to see a summary of my research plan. So I will send my abstract from my thesis draft and the abstract from my summer paper.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I have the skills and tools now from my last course to start to organize my simulation of the workplace and the retirement of the baby boom. I will start this week and weekend to write the key features document of the simulation and this could be the document for my thesis proposal. I need to freeze frame on this one step and work on this for about a month.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I am working hard at work today combining my recent computer skills with my school knowledge to produce work that I can not detail here. I can not talk about work as our data at work is confidential so it is good practice to remain fairly tight lipped really about everything. I work with confidential data governed by the Statistics Act and could go to jail and be fined if I caused data to revealed. But I am working with data and learning to a good job and at the same time trying to get ahead in this world of research and analysis.