Nov
27

November Update

After a restful Thanksgiving break at home in Massachusetts, I’ve returned to campus ready to finish tackling my data collection over the last few weeks of the semester. I have my 75th, 76th, and 77th participants lined up for this coming weekend, so I am planning to push my advertising efforts one last time to…
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Oct
31

October Update (Happy Halloween!)

Data collection this month has been very slow moving, but I am still pleased with my progress overall. While recruiting participants in October has been the most difficult yet, I took the additional time this month to finish drafting both my introduction and methods sections. Although the thought of beginning to write my thesis was…
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Sep
27

September Update

The fall semester has officially begun, and while Hurricane Florence threw some unexpected turns in our path a couple of weeks ago, research has been going smoothly. Within the first week of classes, I ran a sensory panel for my project. This involved recruiting 13 adult participants who verified that the odor used in my…
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Aug
28

Fall Semester Research Goals

Tomorrow marks the start of the fall semester, which means it’s time to resume work on my Honors research. After some time off to visit with friends and family, I began thinking about my goals for this upcoming semester. In thinking about these goals, I tried to keep them as realistic but ambitious as possible.…
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Aug
03

One Week Left

July flew by faster than June did, and as we transition into August, I find myself with only one week of summer research left. July was a month packed with study sessions and data entry. By the end of this week, I will have run 55 participants, so it will be my goal to collect…
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