6,024 / 12,000
I've revised down my estimated total. I'm at 23 pages of actual content; the average is 50, more or less, including works cited and appendix; there's no prescribed page limit that I'm working towards, but I'm aiming at around 50 just because that should give me enough space for results, discussion, and conclusion...
I am really, really stuck. It's like I think that if I sit here long enough I'm automagically going to figure out how to do this, but that's not working so great, obviously.