Archives for the ‘General Technology’ Category

Thesis Focus

By • Sep 3rd, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Research

The purpose of my investigation is to research and analyze the role that international organizations played in the successful struggle for Namibian independence.  Additionally, I will be looking at how South Africa’s policy of apartheid affected the decisions made by the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and the Western Contact Group.  The major […]



Background

By • Sep 3rd, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Research

By the end of the 1950s, a country known as South-West Africa had begun to struggle against the race-based policies enforced by their occupier, South Africa.  Newly formed domestic groups, particularly the South-West African National Union (SWANU), the Herero Council, and the South-West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) protested South African rule and the racial system […]



There is no hard drive

By • Sep 2nd, 2008 • Category: computer, descartes, dualism, General Technology, pajamas, participant, Research, results, spss

I went to the lab today to pull some data off of SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences: like Excel, but engineered for data about people).  I actually have a copy, but it’s the student copy that I got for my psych stats class.  And by student copy I mean worthless copy.  It won’t […]



Deer in the Headlights.

By • Sep 1st, 2008 • Category: General Technology, history, Research

OK, time to get started here. The above photo shows me in the lap of Alma Mater, the “nourishing mother” of scholarship, bearing an expression which adequately conveys my sense of frightened excitement as I stand upon the brink of a senior thesis. This new blog will chronicle my year-long journey through the personal nirvana/hell […]



False start

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: About, General Technology, Research

I had finally got the gumption to write up my SNP paper. It was, admittedly, not what I’d hoped to produce, but it was a fair enough assessment for the requirements. I thought. This morning I woke to a lovely letter in my inbox saying, more or less, that I had to re-do […]



How I got hooked on Architectural History

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Research

The sun beat down on the twenty or so students of the College of William & Mary as they gathered around a slender, gray-haired professor with glasses. Together the group, which included myself, made up Professor Pease’s Architectural Design class for the fall of 2007. They followed their new professor on a walking […]



As with everything, it’s best to start at the beginning…

By • Aug 28th, 2008 • Category: China, General Technology, Honors Thesis, intro, message politics, Monroe, Research, research paper

“It’s hard to start a blog.” That was my first thought, after staring at the blinking cursor in MS Word for about five minutes, trying to figure out how to introduce myself, what I am researching, and make whoever is reading this immediately feel compelled to shout, “Look at this awesome blog I’ve found!” So, […]

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Am I asleep?

By • Aug 22nd, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Nationalism, Research, Scotland

Seriously, it’s not good to procrastinate, even if it’s unintentional.  Sometimes time can pretend to be stretchier than it truly is, leaving people like me caught at the edge of a cliff when they should have already built the bridge to walk across.  I’ve got research on the SNP – several notes files exist in […]



The semester approaches

By • Aug 18th, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Research, Scotland

I admit, I fell off the face of the earth for two months. I was in Halifax, NS, soaking up the last feeble summer sunshine rays that exist in the upper northern hemisphere. Then I moved halfway down the east coast back to Williamsburg. Not having much experience with moving from A […]



Instead of summer doldrums, he found himself in the midst of hurricane season

By • Aug 16th, 2008 • Category: General Technology, participant, Research, results, significance

Which is my way of saying, via pathetic fallacy, that I’ve gotten very busy (science majors can know literary terms too).
Breakdown of summer research results:  we are reasonably confident that something is happening.  Like I said earlier, the effect size is small, but it’s consistent across all the stimuli.  Furthermore, if we eliminate one participant, […]