Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

Data Analysis

By • Aug 21st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Our data collection period has come to an end and now it’s time for some data analysis! I met with my advisor yesterday and she walked me the extensive excel sheet. Each response to our survey was quantified on a scale 1-7 and some items were reversed to avoid biases. She showed me how to […]

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Psychoanalysis of LGBTQ Video Game Characters: Update 2

By • Aug 21st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So for my second game I’ve chosen Night in the Woods, an indie adventure game made by developers Infinite Fall and Secret Lab. It follows character Mae Borowski after she drops out of college and returns to her home town of Possum Springs, where strange events begin to unfold. The game has four confirmed LGBTQ […]

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Update 2: Mnemonic devices in non literate cultures

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The second wave of my memory research has been focused on investigating memory methods and overlying trends in a variety of historical civilizations. Originally, I planned to research a wide variety of cultures from varying times and places. However, I have realized it is also important to seek in-depth comprehension of the methods in a […]

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Native American Dance from a (misguided!) Choreographer’s Approach: Final Update/Summary of Project

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

During the past few weeks I have devoted probably close to forty hours to the development of my product. I am putting more time into it than is strictly necessary according to the stipulations of the Monroe project, and yet, I feel that I have done nothing which was not necessary under the circumstances. The […]

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Update on Summer Research Project: An Evolutionary Objection to Ethical Objectivism

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So, I ended up not updating this despite working on the project for about a whole other month than necessary! I did not work eight hour days each day, but I do think I’ve logged more hours than technically required. For the first week I focused on reading and annotating. The second week, I revised […]

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College Sports Attendance & Gender – Final Update

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

First off, I took another approach to look at the data set. I used the controlled ratio I discussed in my previous post and compared the average value for basketball conferences. I took the average ratio for each conferences and then grouped the larger, well-known conferences known as the Power 6 (Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, […]

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Asians in Film: Update 1

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So, I ran into my first set of problems right from the outset. For my project, I need to assess if a character is stereotypical. Naturally, I thought that I could just create a catalog of all indicators of stereotypes attributed to Asians. However, the more I tried to catalog it the more endless the […]

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C. elegans Research: Update 3/Final Post!

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Although I finished my work on campus a few months ago, I had a lot more analysis to do once I returned home! In order to finish my project and come up with some conclusions, I used photoshop to analyze the images I captured with the epifluorescent microscope. To study these photographs, I viewed the […]

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An Analysis of Ottoman Trade and Its Effects on the Longevity of the Empire – Update 1

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While researching Ottoman trade, I came to the realization that this was a more difficult topic than I had initially anticipated.  It can be difficult to conduct solid research on such a topic if one does not understand the language.  Unfortunately I do not speak Ottoman, nor Turkish, nor even Arabic, so I was forced […]

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Ecological Forecast: update 2

By • Aug 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi all, So I definitely meant to post another update way before now but anyway, I have had a productive few weeks. I might go sampling with my advisor on this Thursday, so I’ll save my final post for late Thursday or Friday. Other than sampling, I have spent a few hours learning various functions on […]

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