Summary of Research Findings

As I have repeatedly mentioned in my blog posts, this summer has been one for the books. I have come out knowing more about myself as a person and as an academic. For starters, I need to constantly be setting deadlines and challenging myself in order to actually get work done. Working in as much interpersonal interaction into a workday will also aid in motivation. As an academic I know how I face trials and tribulations such as a challenging code segment day in and day out.

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The Final Countdown

We are in the last week of research this summer – what a ride it has been. Reflecting on the past few months, I have never endured such an intense period of rigorous academic investment. In the few days left I am finishing up my dataset and performing statistical analysis.

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The Program Problem

Python has consumed the majority of my time this summer. Each line of code has taken hours to create; the annals of Python Central have been my respite from confusion. Although costing my sanity, the product of these hours is a comprehensive understanding of Python data-mining. Moving forward I am now far more confident in my ability to program/analyze data on a larger scale.

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The Long and Winding Road (To A Complete Dataset)

Paul McCartney was probably unaware of the treacherous journey I would undertake this summer whilst writing “The Long and Winding Road,” but I deeply relate. Unfortunately, the door at which I keep arriving is neither artistic excellence nor love, but rather academic challenge. My methodology and desired outcomes have substantially changed over the past few weeks. In the three weeks of full-time work I have left on campus, I have high hopes for the amount of data I will procure and statistically analyze.

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Twitter as a Vehicle of Political Conversation

My name is Grace Murray and I am a rising junior at the College of William & Mary. I am a Government and Psychology major looking to build a career as a political scientist, ideally specializing in the interplay of social media within American politics.

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