Archives for the ‘results’ Category

Final Post: Efficiency Helps the Middle-Class of Baseball, But Not Those at the Top or Bottom

By • Aug 19th, 2016 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research, results

I have finished my research project regarding how wage efficiency impacts the performance of a MLB baseball team. While I previously described such efficiency, or net value, as a measure of how much a player is overpaid or underpaid, I realize that this is not the best description. Rather, a better description of net value […]



It’s Turned In!

By • May 16th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results, Thesis

Yes, everyone, it’s done. I can hardly believe it! After almost a year of working toward this finished project, the results are in, the thesis edited, and the only thing left to do is defend it to my committee. Before I let you know how that went, I wanted to share a quick review of…
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Preliminary Results & Next Steps

By • Aug 18th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results

As the summer draws to a close, I reflect on the volume of data I was able to to collect. This summer involved a combination of field and lab work that helped me gain new skills and gather data that begin to answer some of my research questions. For example, preliminary data suggest that the […]



Concluding

By • Jul 24th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results

This last blog post is attempting to sum up the result of the research project as of time.   Our data showed that the synchronized movement resulted in the highest level of cooperation in America. However, we also found out that the cooperation level of the control condition also was too” high”, casting a doubt […]



Research Update #2

By • Jul 19th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results

We finally got LH results back from UVA.  And none of them are unreadable!  Yay.  No matter what they are, they have got to be better than the results we’ve been getting for the past year. Please recall that we were testing to see if we could get an LH response from our mice (at […]



No longer unrequited

By • Apr 11th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results

Steven Novella loves me back:
The brain processes sensory information so that it is a useful, and not necessarily accurate, depiction of the world. This sensory input is also highly selective, giving us that slice of reality that proved to be most evolutionarily adaptive. That part of our brain that pays attention then attends to a […]



I aint jokin’ woman I got to ramble

By • Jan 18th, 2009 • Category: conference, Honors Thesis, Research, results

Between conferences and interviews, it looks like I will be out of town every other week this semester.  To be fair, I was warned, but still, that’s a lot of time in absentia especially considering I still have class and whatnot.
Three cheers for empathetic professors.
Oh, yeah.  My abstract got accepted to EPA, but I missed […]



There is also no texting plan

By • Jan 13th, 2009 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Ideation, pictures, Research, results, William and Mary

Good news: it looks like I have just one more day crunching numbers in the lab before I can start writing it all up.  I have 112 participants and solid p values (and what else do you really need?).
Bad news: I was under the impression that I was to produce an 8 to 10 page […]



Your toes too please

By • Nov 19th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results

Discovery is hosting this huge self-help-through-neuroscience convention in Philly this week.  Gazzaniga will be there, and it will be free, so if you can make it there by 7p this Thursday it would be pretty cool to meet him.  Levitin will also be there, and apparently he’s got a new book out.  Personally, I felt […]



I have two new loves

By • Nov 17th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, results

The first is Steve Novella, for this post where he uses the logic of science to tear apart accupuncture.  I do love good science.
The other is this quote from Eric Ambler, which is the most poetic intro I’ve yet found for my research:
” With most persons, recognition was based on the perception of vague, half-observed […]