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Final Blog

By • Apr 19th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After the busyness of finishing up my thesis subsided, I realized that I didn’t upload my final blog post – so here it is! After returning from spring break, I had about a month until my thesis was due to my committee, so I jumped into the results and discussion sections of my paper. Weaving my results…
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February Update

By • Mar 1st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Next week is spring break, and it is hard to believe that when we return to campus, there will be one month before my thesis is due. Where has the time gone? Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent countless hours double checking my data, computing variables, and coding video footage from sessions. My SPSS…
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It’s All Coming Together

By • Feb 11th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My final semester of college has begun, and I have about two months left to analyze my data and finish writing my thesis. Before returning to campus, I laid out steps to achieve this goal and so far, everything is going according to plan. As I anticipated, completing all video coding has been the biggest…
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Winter Update

By • Jan 13th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Happy New Year! With the busyness of finals and the holidays, I didn’t get the chance to provide a December recap, so I wanted to give an update on my research. Before leaving for winter break, I reached my goal and finished my data collection. After spending months running study sessions, I am excited to…
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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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October Update (Happy Halloween!)

By • Oct 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Data collection this month has been very slow moving, but I am still pleased with my progress overall. While recruiting participants in October has been the most difficult yet, I took the additional time this month to finish drafting both my introduction and methods sections. Although the thought of beginning to write my thesis was…
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September Update

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

The fall semester has officially begun, and while Hurricane Florence threw some unexpected turns in our path a couple of weeks ago, research has been going smoothly. Within the first week of classes, I ran a sensory panel for my project. This involved recruiting 13 adult participants who verified that the odor used in my…
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Fall Semester Research Goals

By • Aug 28th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Tomorrow marks the start of the fall semester, which means it’s time to resume work on my Honors research. After some time off to visit with friends and family, I began thinking about my goals for this upcoming semester. In thinking about these goals, I tried to keep them as realistic but ambitious as possible.…
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One week left

By • Aug 3rd, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

July flew by faster than June did, and as we transition into August, I find myself with just one week of summer research left. I can’t believe it. July was a very busy, but exciting, month packed with study sessions and data entry. The past two weeks in particular have sped by as I’ve been working hard…
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17 Down, 63 To Go

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

It is hard to believe that I’ve already been on campus working on my Honors project for about a month now. The time has flown by – probably because I’ve been staying so busy. Since arriving on campus, I’ve finalized elements of my protocol, posted flyers all over the city of Williamsburg, contacted over 40…
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