Technical Difficulties

I went to the lab on Monday to begin working on a new set of data analysis. I had two SPSS files up and running. I was making a lot of progress and saving the information as I went along (a lesson I learned the hard way). However, I realize my information was not saving. By now I had been working a good three hours on the files. I exited the files and when I went to reopen them, they wouldn’t open at all. Apparently, the entire WM network was not working. It had shut down and wouldn’t let me access the lab folder. I had to map the network all over again. But that wasn’t working either because the network was still down. After waiting an hour, I called the IT department to see if they can help me reconnect. They said to wait longer.  After waiting another hour, I gave up and left the lab.

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Busy busy!

Hello again! I can’t believe summer is just over halfway over! This summer has turned out to be one of the most interesting and challenging summers I think I have ever experienced. Not only have I been focused on my research in Dr. Forsyth’s lab, but I have also been consumed with studying for my summer classes – especially organic chemistry!! Because my classes and research both have required a lot of attention, I have learned how to juggle two large commitments and manage time productively. I have really appreciated all the patience and help that Dr. Forsyth, my mentor – Stephen Cole, and other students have given to me. I know that I would be overwhelmed and less productive with research it I did not have the help from them.

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An Introduction and Getting Started

Hello Everyone,

My name is Meg Schwenzfeier and I am a recipient of the Sharpe and Community Studies Grant. I am doing summer research looking at how individuals’ social connections influence whether they volunteer for a political campaign. It took me a while to figure out the blogging process and longer than expected to obtain some of the data needed in order to begin my research, so I will do my best to update regularly from now on.

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A Few Graphs and Plans for the Future

 

So I’m going to be pretty bland on this last post and just give y’all a bit of summary of the things that I’ve done this summer and what still needs to be done for my thesis.

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