Archive for November, 2018

November Update: Completing a Draft of my Film Chapter

By • Nov 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since my October update, I have completed the rough draft for one of my chapters for my honors thesis. Although it is not my first chapter, I decided to work on the chapter focusing on film representations of the Royal Flying Corps because I was most familiar with these sources and had thorough notes prepared…
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November Update

By • Nov 27th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After a restful Thanksgiving break at home in Massachusetts, I’ve returned to campus ready to finish tackling my data collection over the last few weeks of the semester. I have my 75th, 76th, and 77th participants lined up for this coming weekend, so I am planning to push my advertising efforts one last time to…
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The Search for Participants

By • Nov 25th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since May of 2018 I have been involved in the Healthy Beginnings Project, a group of professionals and students whose work focuses on improving child outcomes, especially of children whose mothers are incarcerated. With this focus in mind and practice, Healthy Beginnings team members have established and been involved in various projects. I have been […]

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How an Ever-Greying Population and Looming Immigration Rollbacks Endanger America’s Eldercare System (and How We Just Might Fix It) By Evelyn Basham

By • Nov 24th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

How an Ever-Greying Population and Looming Immigration Rollbacks Endanger America’s Eldercare System (and How We Just Might Fix It).

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Dreaming of Hands

By • Nov 21st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It has been a while since my last post, so a few updates on my thesis progress are definitely in order. The last few weeks have been rich, challenging, exciting and exhausting. They have also crucially re-angled my thesis. Here are a few essential new details about my project: In October, my advisor recommended that…
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La memoria histórica right outside of Madrid

By • Nov 13th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After a quick four days in Torremocha de Jarama, I still cannot believe I was there, let alone that I am now back at William and Mary. It was a whirlwind of a trip, and I am glad to be writing this because everything happened so fast that I have yet to get a chance to […]

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Coding Criteria

By • Nov 12th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

During the month of October, I really buckled down when it came to coding, and I successfully completed four out of the five of my interviews I am planning on using. As I’ve been coding, I’ve realized that it is essential that I create some kind of “coding guidelines” to make sure that my classifications…
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Embracing the unexpected

By • Nov 6th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned in doing research these past months is that some of the most significant research discoveries come from things that you least expect. Instead of chalking up the new twists and turns in my research to “luck,” I’m coming to realize that I need to tap into even…
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Belated October Update

By • Nov 6th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all! Please excuse the delayed update for October. The month flew by with lots of experiments working towards finishing up a paper by the end of the semester. As per usual, I had lots of timepoints (and therefore a few weekends in lab). I was able to run some experiments comparing various types of…
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Why Should We Believe that Egoism is Self-Effacing?

By • Nov 5th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Collective action dilemmas have always presented a problem for theories of rationality, but they seem to present a much greater problem for ethical egoism. The existence of collective action dilemmas shows that the actions which self-interest theories of rationality claim are justified lead to disastrous consequences when generalized, but the problem is worse for ethical…
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