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Whee research project.

Unread postby Evil Killer Poptarts » Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:04 pm

So, I'm in research methods, and doing a research project on opinions about mental illnesses on my campus. I'll be comparing it by major and amount of psychology credits, to see how that affects one's opinion. I've been struggling with getting the research- it's not that it isn't out there, it's that this school's selection of psychology journals stinks. I've ordered twice the amount of articles I've actually found on the shelves or online. My literature review is waaaaay behind as a result, but I have an understanding prof, and I'm ahead in every other part of my project.

Aaaaanyway, just thought I'd open up a dialogue. If anyone's interested in taking the questionnaire, let me know. I need practice with coding and crunching the numbers in SPSS before I tackle the real thing. <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Unread postby Endadelta » Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:21 pm

Sounds interesting. You have my sympathy on SPSS. The version we have on the lab computers here are all horribly buggy and slow, making number crunching an even more tedious prospect.


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Unread postby Evil Killer Poptarts » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:08 pm

I bought SPSS last semester, so I can do it all on my own awesome laptop, which makes that part easier.

I just intend to have 300+ people on my list to interview, so I'll have a LOT of numbers. O_o;;; <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Unread postby E Mouse » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:19 pm

Well, you can probably guess what I think already, but I'm willing to check it out sometime. Of course. :P

What exactly does your research project entail, anyway? Literature review, personal interviews, polling...? <p>


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Unread postby Besyanteo » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:29 pm

If it helps your research, I'll take the questionaire. You can post it up ehre, or IM me at "Besyanteo" on AIM.


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Unread postby Blackwind Isao » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:21 pm

Suppose ol' Isao could help out. Feel free to post it up or AIM me. BlackwindIsao if'n you feel like it.

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Unread postby Zemyla » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:59 pm

IM me if you need it.

Also, the person who invented SPSS needs to be shot. In the face. With a hammer. <p>-----
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Re: Whee research project.

Unread postby Battle Accountant » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:12 pm

Sure! I'll help ya out. I'm not a student anymore, but I'm a recent graduate; dunno if that makes a difference. You can AIM me...AngeloState606.

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Unread postby Evil Killer Poptarts » Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:16 pm

SPSS wouldn't be so bad if I could, y'know, FIND things... if the name of the function I want to use matched up with the name I'm looking it up under, that would be really useful.

On the other hand, it's great for making charts when necessary. It might take a while until you figure out how to rename everything, but it's AWESOME for charts.

EDIT: Guess I should talk about my research. I'll be using the OMI (Opinions about Mental Illness scale, (Cohen and Struening, 1962). I'm actually using the OMICC, which is the Opinions about Mental Illness in the Chinese Community, because that's the only one I can get my grubby paws on without having to pay the publishing company for it. It's been modified back for the American community by a student who used it before me, since it was all she could get her grubby paws on, either. Why must the publishing companies make research so difficult?!)

AAANYway, the questionnaire consists of 36 components measured on a 5-item Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, no opinion, disagree, strongly disagree) so I'll probably IM people over the weekend and administer it. Your scores, as I said, will just give me some practice with this thing, both in administering and analyzing the numbers. <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>Edited by: [url=http://p068.ezboard.com/brpgww60462.showUserPublicProfile?gid=evilkillerpoptarts>Evil] at: 2/23/06 23:27

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Re: Whee research project.

Unread postby Blackwind Isao » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:46 am

Unfortunately Isao is unavailable during the weekends. You can hit me up if you need on Tuesday through Thursday.

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Unread postby Evil Killer Poptarts » Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:52 am

Oh, yeah, no problem. I just figured I'd make it known that I'll be predominately <S>annoying</S> surveying people over the weekend. Alternate times work fine for individual people, though. ;) <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:19 pm

I also agree to be questionnaire'd. <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Unread postby Philness » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:03 pm

IM it to me at DogshamanPhil when you gets around to it, I want to play too.


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Unread postby Zemyla » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:17 pm

How goes the research on people you've already interviewed? <p>-----
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Re: I'll play your game, you rogue

Unread postby Evil Killer Poptarts » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:10 am

Sorry I didn't respond right away. Spring Break happened! That's how my research went; I went to Cincinnati and put down a reservation on an apartment, and harassed various places of employment with my resume in the vain hope that one of them might, y'know, CALL ME BACK.

Thus far, none have. -_-;;

I need to do more interviews, but so far, my findings are interesting. I'm curious how they will compare with the students on campus. <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Re: I'll play your game, you rogue

Unread postby pd Rydia » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:08 pm

I would be willing to participate, or at least see the questionnaire.

Also, I'd love the final results of your work if you'd be willing to share. I also offer my services if you'd like some peer review on the technicalities of English, flow, and whatnot before turning in any written reports. I don't think I'd be so good with helping you with the procedures, and I would like as not be biased at any rate. <p>
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