Archive for August, 2011

August

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last month I talked about how learning how to program an experiment is like learning a foreign language, this month, I am here to tell you that, for me, it’s like learning rocket science! I wish there was a program that would listen to your thoughts and create an experiment from that, but, since that…
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Photojournalism in Madagascar: Summary

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello Charles Center bloggers!  I’d like to start by apologizing for being out of contact this summer.  A faulty keyboard and spotty web connectivity prevented me from publishing a lot of my content and progress live, but I hope to blog about my ex…



Final Summary

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Final Summary Coming on the close of my research and the final days of my project, I’ve got a few finishing thoughts. I found my project incredibly intriguing, and I think that everything I learned is applicable to my career interests. But moving on …



Final Summary

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Final Summary Coming on the close of my research and the final days of my project, I’ve got a few finishing thoughts. I found my project incredibly intriguing, and I think that everything I learned is applicable to my career interests. But moving on …



Some Final Conclusions and Potential Implications

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My previous post referenced a number of statistical correlations between payroll size and a major league baseball team’s performance in any given season. My research has found that yes, there is a positive, statistically significant correlation b…



The ethics of standardised tests and shallow learning

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t even remember how many times I have had to sit for a long, tedious, bubble-sheet standardised test. From state tests beginning in elementary school to secondary school admissions exams, and finally the SAT and subject tests, I have spent too …



The ethics of standardised tests and shallow learning

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t even remember how many times I have had to sit for a long, tedious, bubble-sheet standardised test. From state tests beginning in elementary school to secondary school admissions exams, and finally the SAT and subject tests, I have spent too …



Literature Review

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am nearly done with my first draft of my literature review, and I could not be happier. The literature reviews of high school and college history papers cannot be compared to a literature review for an undergraduate thesis. I will not be surprised if my literature review is the longest section of my entire…
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An August Update

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello, again! Since I last posted in July, I have only been able to do about one and a half weeks worth of research, since summer research ended on August 5th and then hurricane Irene stalled my research efforts the first week of school. Despit e having such little time to continue on with my…
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An August Update

By • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello, again! Since I last posted in July, I have only been able to do about one and a half weeks worth of research, since summer research ended on August 5th and then hurricane Irene stalled my research efforts the first week of school. Despit e having such little time to continue on with my…
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