Reflections

Overall, this project was a large undertaking but luckily I was able to slowly but steadily chip away at it. I think the most important thing that can come from my work this summer is the creation of a workshop that can help to introduce others to coding DTRA. From my experiences I can help to create exercises and use tools that have helped me to understand coding.  For example, do you remember the Template I talked about in the last post? Well as a refresher, it is just the non-coded transcription pasted on an Excel worksheet in the first column followed by columns for D, T, R, and A. And if we are also coding for emerging elements then also columns for D’, T’, R’ and A’. That template can then be copied, pasted, and coded in another sheet of the same excel book and then compared to any other coded worksheet in the Excel workbook using a split-screen view. After I had done my coding, I was able to view both my coded sheet and the previously coded sheet using split-screen view. Then using scroll lock I was able to scroll down on both documents at the same time and compare the coding of each.  Using this method was extremely beneficial for me, and because getting to this method was a trial-and-error process, I would like to include it in the workshop to make it as efficient as possible.

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At the End of the Summer

And here it is. The moment we have all been traveling towards: the end of summer research! I am actually rather sad that the summer is pretty much over already. It has been a festive summer with some great results!

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