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April Updates: Thesis Defense and Recent Conference

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

Hi everyone! I will be defending my thesis this Thursday, on April 26. I’m excited to share my research with my friends and committee, but I’m also quite nervous. I will update you in my next blog post about how my defense went, but in this post, I want to talk about a conference I…
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March Updates: Exciting News!

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

Hello everyone! March has been a whirlwind. I am in the final stages of wrapping up my thesis. All that’s left to write is the discussion section and abstract. Other than that, I will just need to put together my figures, write up my references, and create my appendices (with my questionnaires and images). I…
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February Update: Results!

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

Hello everyone! February has gone by so quickly, and I’ve gotten a lot of work done for my thesis. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to present my work at the Honors Research Colloquium. It served as great preparation for my upcoming defense in April and gave me the opportunity to practice communicating my…
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January update: Preparation for the Colloquium

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

I can’t believe it’s my last semester at William and Mary! I will definitely be making the most out of my last few months here. During the first week of classes, I began preparing for the Honors Colloquium, which will occur in mid-February. Since I have drafted my introduction and methods section of my paper,…
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December Update: Preparing for Data Analysis

By • Dec 18th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Happy holidays, everyone! Since I will be on campus until the last day of finals, December 20, I’ve been able to get a good chunk of work on my thesis done. We concluded data collection for the semester on December 11. After the final participant, I was able to start downloading and organizing all of…
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November Update: Data Collection is Almost Done!

By • Nov 28th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Data collection is slowing down, as the semester comes to a close. We anticipate having all of our data collected by mid December. We were recently able to recruit more participants from SONA, the online psychology research sign up website, for both the video study and the online image study. This will help us ensure…
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October Update: Learning to Balance

By • Oct 22nd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It has been a busy semester so far! I have two studies up and running on the online psychology study participation system (SONA) and am making great progress with both of these. We need about 40 more participants for our in-person study and 60 more for our online study. Already this semester, we have run…
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September Update: Summer Research Showcase

By • Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As we await the online psychology study participation system to become available to us, I am continuing to pay participants for my new study and am tweaking the design of my online study. In addition, last week I had the opportunity to present my summer research and attend other students’ presentations on their research. This…
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August Update: Regrouping

By • Aug 29th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t believe we are already at the end of August and ready to start the Fall semester. I have spent the month traveling to Long Beach Island, NJ, Washington D.C., and finally Rhode Island to spend some time at home. I have found that taking a break from thinking about my thesis has been…
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July Update: Behind the scenes of designing a study

By • Jul 18th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month I have worked on designing my first in-person laboratory experiment. Some of the steps are similar to the ones taken to get a survey experiment up and running, but there are additional procedures to get a lab study ready.  The first step for both types of studies is to write an IRB proposal.…
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