Self-Efficacy in Community Lead Health Initiatives Week 3 (part 2)

Our last meeting with the CdS brought a few disappointments, but was overall a success. Unfortunately, the only person that was able to attend the meeting was Mónica. However, she often plays a leadership role within the committee, and I think if any one person was going to show up I’m glad it was her. Fortunately she brought another community member with her and we were able to pilot the survey.

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Self-Efficacy in Community Lead Health Initiatives Week 3 (part 1)

Going into the last week of our trip, we definitely began to feel the pressure. This week there were major developments for the engineering project. Though we are making progress in terms of helping the community to come to an informed decision that represents everyone’s views fairly, we are uneasy about how much still needs to be accomplished before the end of our trip.

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Conclusion and the Next Step

We were able to make sense of much of the data from this experiment. As a result, Professor Lunden and I decided it would be an excellent opportunity to summit an abstract to present a poster on this project at next Linguistic Society of America conference. Although we want to have a much bigger sample set, we were able to look at these preliminary results to see what the results are likely to be. We summited an abstract in hopes that our research will be accepted and we will be able to present a poster.

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Sibilants and Affricates and Stops, Oh My!

I was able to run the experiment in the new Computational and Experimental Linguistics Lab (CELL) facility on campus. There is a sound booth where I give the participants instructions and a consent form, then leave them to run through the experiment. I originally allotted a half an hour of time for each participants, but they went through the experiment surprisingly fast, and rarely stayed more than 10 or 15 minutes. The sound booth was a great place to run the experiment, as it prevented external noises from interfering with the participants results. When the booth was not available, as another student often needed it, I found another quiet room close by. I used the same pair of headphones, in an attempt to keep each run through as similar as possible.

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WMSURE Presentation

 Even after eight weeks of being in lab, I still questioned if I am making enough progress. My definition of progress includes obtaining clear data AND learning why I am doing exactly what I do.   However, it is almost impossible to realize how much one has learned without an evaluation. For me, the evaluation was presenting at WMSURE Research Presentation.

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