Archive for February, 2015

January: Coding Coding Coding

By • Feb 21st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Again, please forgive me for the lateness of my posts — I’m almost caught up now! January was a hard month in terms of my thesis.  It was definitely the most difficult for me, mostly because I was in the middle of a process that I had never done before.  Never having done any sort…
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December: Observations and Transcriptions

By • Feb 20th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I said in my last post, I am a few months late on my blogging — I’m sorry! After I finished all my interviews in early December, I moved on to classroom observations and transcriptions.  I had received permission from every participant that I could come into their classrooms whenever to conduct observations.  Each…
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Thoughts from Places

By • Feb 19th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I currently type, I am en route to “the biggest little state in the Union”–Rhode Island. Because I’ll be stuck on the train for a total of 26 hours, I’ve decided to devote a portion of that time to thesis-related activities. I haven’t posted since winter break, I figured I would update you guys…
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The ‘Life Cycles’ of an Archaeological Lab

By • Feb 9th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

If, as I mentioned in my previous post, ‘things’ are the lifeblood of archaeology, the archaeological lab is where those ‘things’ are brought, conserved, consolidated, cross-mended (a fancy word for gluing things together), analyzed, cataloged and curated. Depending on the lab layout, the volume of archaeological materials and data, and the number of students (undergraduate […]

From January

By • Feb 7th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Wow! What an excellent month!! Shortly after the completion of my Midterm presentation, I (of course) went home for Winter Break. While I was home, still eagerly pursuing my thesis, I was finally able to prove the existence of a residual population bias in branching random walk algorithms. This being the centerpiece of my thesis…
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Final Semester!

By • Feb 2nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So many apologies, I’ve been absent since November I think…maybe December. Oh well, it has been a long time regardless! I am finally in the stages of data analysis. I won’t reveal anything until the end of the month when I have more formal preliminary results, but cool things are happening! A side note about…
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