Finished Filming

Well, it’s done. Not my whole project mind you, but the summer and my data collection. I amassed close to a hundred gigabytes of data. Fifty hours of film of saki monkeys sleeping, eating, grooming, and in a few precious instances gesturing to one another. I’ve coded the film and have about 100 instances of gesture. Quick math says that averages to about two gestures an hour but that’s really deceptive. Most of the gestures occurred in sequence and during compressed periods. Some fifteen minute periods have 10 or more gestures.

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Other Thoughts…

I know I have alread summarized my main research findings from the summer in my previous post, but I wanted to flush out just a bit more some of the other lessons I learned from myexperience this summer while I wait at home for the impending hurricane doom to decend.  🙂 

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Confirmation by Gallup

It is important to see what other views and facts exist when studying a topic. I am currently compiling other Tea Party research to add as extra legitimization to our research and survey results, so I decided to look at polling agencies’ TP questions. I first went to Gallup’s website to look at the overlap between Tea Party supporters and Republicans, a relationship that I have studied this summer. Gallup found that 8 out of every 10 TP supporters are Republicans compared with 44% of all adults, which is a similar result to my research (within 5%).

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Stateside

Good evening Charles Center blog. I apologize for the lapse of time between now and my previous post. Since I last wrote, I have returned to the states to begin the fall semester at William & Mary. I left Spain on July 10, which unfortunately was earlier than I anticipated. I had cut the trip a few days short to prepare further for the MCAT and to polish up my AMCAS general application to medical school. I managed to get a lot of the application done while in Spain, and quickly finished it once I returned home.

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