Archives for the ‘participant’ Category

The foreign language category would have “Coi” and “Ca ne fait rien”

By • Nov 10th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, participant, Research

We should be above 40 participants by Wednesday, so I’ll will be posting an update on how things look for the James Dean Honors Thesis in Perception later this week.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Have you seen this article from the NYTimes?  Overlooking the whole illegal military action aspect, I really like that the […]



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 […]



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, […]