Mar
      18

      March Update: Defense Date and the Ever Continuous Writing Process

      I cannot believe that it is less than a month until my thesis is due. It is a very odd thing looking back over outlines and completed chapters or chapter drafts and realizing that this is the manifestation of nearly two years of research. Two years of pouring over countless secondary sources, memoirs, and hundreds…
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      Mar
      01

      February Update

      Next week is spring break, and it is hard to believe that when we return to campus, there will be one month before my thesis is due. Where has the time gone? Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent countless hours double checking my data, computing variables, and coding video footage from sessions. My SPSS…
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      Mar
      01

      Honors Blog 11: Writing and Replication

      Over the past month I’ve primarily focused on assembling my honors committee, writing the methods and results sections of my thesis, and preparing for some supplementary experiments. Specifically I plan on using the Light Attenuation Measurement Apparatus to measure how much photosynthetically active radiation mud snail egg capsules block. I plan on measuring how egg…
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      Feb
      19

      February Update: Making Headway on Writing

      Since my last update, I have made quite a bit of progress on the remainder of my thesis. Although applying for jobs and this semester’s schoolwork have set me back a little bit, I am relatively happy with the progress I have made, especially considering the major concept changes I described in my last post.…
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      Feb
      12

      At this point in time, I have finished coding all of my transcripts. This means that each speaker’s Excel file has been filled with their respective tokens of affect, judgment, and appreciation according to the criteria of the Appraisal framework (Martin and White, 2005). All the tokens have also been organized around central themes of…
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