Archives for the ‘China’ Category

Chinese Development in Africa: Final Post

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research

So, this is the end, but not really, since I plan to continue throughout this semester. However, I’ll go ahead and wrap this up with some reflections and what I learned. I am happy to say that this research has taught me a lot about Stata, ArcGIS, and troubleshooting data organization issues. Therefore, future projects […]



Finished Product Post: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Greetings all, Just wanted to give y’all a recapitulation on how my project turned out and the overall process. As I said before, I spent the first half or so of my summer doing more general research and getting a good feel for what exactly I was dealing with. Starting from day 1, I stockpiled […]



Chinese Development in Africa: Post Three

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research

For this post, I would like to discuss the process I went through to put together my data and what I was hoping to do had there been time. I had downloaded DHS data recoded for births. This data has separate survey responses from the women interviewed for every child ever born to them. I […]



Chinese Development in Africa: Post Two

By • Aug 19th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research

At this point in the summer, I have begun to hate Stata, ArcGIS, Excel, and data organization in general. The good thing is that I’m learning a lot about these programs and how to troubleshoot data problems. I have run a few dozen append and merge functions in Stata to find the majority spring up […]



Blog Post #2: Writing Away

By • Aug 17th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research

Over the past week, I have been writing my paper about Chinese involvement in Afghanistan. It’s been coming along okay, however it’s turning out to be much longer than I originally anticipated. I’m a little over half way through, and I’ve already written 15 pages. I’m now anticipating the finished product to be around 25 […]



Post #3: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

By • Jul 17th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Hey everyone, So here’s my third post about how my project is going so far this summer. There’s not too much interesting new information to share with anyone.  The first half of the summer I focused on researching my topic and gathering data and statistics about opinions and countries. Now I’m moving on to actually […]



Post #2: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

By • Jul 3rd, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

This is the my second post on my project Examining the American Public’s Perception of the United States’ Education System as Failing. Since my last post, I looked more into international testing of students, cultural differences in how much emphasis is placed on education in different countries, and the merits of different educational systems, among other […]



The End of the Road

By • Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research, Teaching

What a close to my final week in Uganda! From Monday to Wednesday, I was traveling around the rapidly-expanding city of Hoima and Lake Albert, which are in the western part of Uganda, to attend a conference on monitoring environmental compliance in the…



Social Media and China: Some Additional Notes

By • Aug 28th, 2013 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research

To the stability-obsessed Chinese government, social media is one of the most destabilizing factors in the 21st century. Soon after Tunisia and Egypt’s revolutions broke out, a group of followers called on a “Chinese Jasmine Revolution” on Weibo, which was quickly suppressed by local government.[1] Therefore, people naturally expect social media could help stir up… [Continue Reading]



Development of Weibo (microblog) in China and Its Effects

By • Aug 23rd, 2013 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Research

Sorry for the delay of my second post (realizing that there have been less than a week to work on my third). Research is incomplete without unpredictability. The second post took longer than I thought because there are too much factual information whic…