Archives for the ‘communication’ Category

Coconuts and Peaches: A Comparison of German and American Relational Styles

By • Mar 15th, 2012 • Category: communication, Honors Thesis, Research

A common metaphor used to describe German and American communication and relationship styles compares the two cultures to “coconuts and peaches”. In this metaphor, the core of the fruit is the private sphere of the self that is only exposed…



Nocturne in E flat major

By • Dec 13th, 2008 • Category: communication, Honors Thesis, popular science, Research, William and Mary

It’s three in the morning (not exactly 4 am, but the metaphor holds true here). I should be working on graduate applications (due in two days), but I can’t focus.  I passed out this afternoon before I could make a second pot of coffee and ended up napping for about 8 hours (my roommate must […]



Wikis and Research

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: communication, dissertation, Honors Thesis, Research, wiki

Recently, I used a wiki to work on a group project for class. It worked out really well, all of our thoughts and ideas were together in one place, and it was easy to accomplish a group task over a holiday weekend with no meetings! So it got me to thinking… what if I created […]

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