April 26 Classwork

April 26th Classwork

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The poster that I chose is “Stress is inversely associated with resting-state functional connectivity between the amygdala and the anterior cingulate in trauma-exposed women” (the poster directly right above these words). That is the question of this poster.

The title is clear and it does reflect the theme of the poster. In a room full of 200 posters, I do not think people would still see or find this poster because it is not colorful. It is in black and white. It will not pop out nor stand out among the other posters. I would add some color to graph. I would not use a white background but a bright color.

I find the words hard to read from a distance of 5 feet. There should be more spacing between each line and the words could be bigger.

The scatter plot was confusing to me. I read the caption but it did not help me understand what the scatter plot meant.

As I was reading the poster, there were many terms that I did not understand. I wish they could make it more simple for people with less knowledge on this subject.

I wished to know which type of scans did they use on the brain. It does not look like a PET, MRI, nor CAT scan.

This poster is very neat and organized. The heading was clearly identified for each section.  This poster also did not raise my interest in the subject more because it seemed dull and not very eye catching.

 

March 29 Homework and Classwork

DDR pg 127 Question #2

THIS QUESTION WAS ALREADY DONE ON FEB 22 HOMEWORK AND CLASSWORK.

But I have re-posted it here:

#2) 3 Research papers

  • Proulx, T., Sleegers, W., & Tritt, S. M. (2017). The expectancy bias: Expectancy-violating faces evoke earlier pupillary dilation than neutral or negative faces. Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology, 7069-79. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2016.12.003

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I would make the background blank and take away the grid. I would also have a title for each graph.

  • Mccarthy, A., Loomis, S., Eastwood, B., Wafford, K. A., Winsky‐Sommerer, R., & Gilmour, G. (2017). Modelling maintenance of wakefulness in rats: Comparing potential non‐invasive sleep‐restriction methods and their effects on sleep and attentional performance. Journal Of Sleep Research, 26(2), 179-187. doi:10.1111/jsr.12464

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I would make the bars all gray scale and have a label for the x axis.

  • Damián, J., Pastor-Barriuso, R., Valderrama-Gama, E., & de Pedro-Cuesta, J. (2017). Association of detected depression and undetected depressive symptoms with long-term mortality in a cohort of institutionalised older people. Epidemiology And Psychiatric Sciences, 26(2), 189-198. doi:10.1017/S2045796015001171

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I would not change anything about this graph. It is in APA style.

March 15 Homework and Classwork

DDR pg 35 Question 4

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#4)

If I was suspected that data fraud was being perpetrated on a project I was involved in, I would stop and tell my group mates. I would want to know if they know already or is this a discovery only I just made. A project involves everyone so I believe everyone should have a say what happens to it. I want everyone to be on the same page as me. I would want to see how much is being made up and ask the person that made it up, why did they make it up? How does making the data up help with our society? I understand only significant results get published and we don’t want the project to produce insignificant results. We can’t be bias and swayed by our own personal feelings.

Scientists who fabricate data should have to use their own salary to redo the whole experiment. They have wasted so much resources but they should be allowed to restart it. They could be doing something really important and life changing. They should also be prohibited to publish any artwork for a certain time period after this one is complete. That will make other scientists hesitate to fabricate data in the future.

March 15 Homework and Classwork

DDR pg 157-158 Exercise 1 &2

Pg 157-158

#1) Write a letter to a journal editor:

3/15/2017

Dear Dr. Sam:

Hello. How are you? I hope you can find time to help us review the manuscript of “Adult Preferences in Children’s Books”. I believe your expertise in this area would make an ideal journal editor for this paper. The abstract for this paper will appear in the end of this letter.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you can edit the paper. Thank you so much for taking the time out to do this for us. We greatly appreciate the comments you make and edit our paper accordingly.

If you are unable to review this paper, we would appreciate if you could suggest this paper to other colleagues or co-workers. Anyone that may be able to give us important evaluations of our paper.

Thank you again.

Abstract:

Finding the appropriate book for a child is important for his or her development. Reading literature can help a child learn many things such as language and the real world. In our study, we tested 80 adult participants to see if there were any significant preference of one book cover over the others. The book covers were the same size, author, and reading level. The participants filled out surveys after looking at the book covers and ranked their preference from 1 to 4 (i.e., from greatest to least: their favorite book cover is ranked 1 to their least favorite book cover which is ranked 4). The results, based on a chi-square goodness-of-fit test, determined that the four book covers were equally preferred. This shows that there is no significant preference of one book cover over the other.

Sincerely,

Lai Chung

#2)

Dear author of this paper,

There are certain sentences where you were not specific as to what “this” is. You are missing some commas after words. For this paper, you need to use active language instead of passive. It makes the sentence more definitive and strong. An APA paper should be written using active sentences than passive. I have indicated areas that are awkward and misleading.

You need to indicate the measurement. You can not just write 7 x 5. That could be 7 by 5 inches, or 7 by 5 centimeters. The units to the measurements are important too. Please also follow the APA book as to how to include those units in the paper.

Overall, this paper is very strong. You have the correct headlines and the graph looks accurate. For the appendix, you must have “Appendix A” as the heading. Everything else are just minor mistakes. This is a great start to a paper. A few more edits is all it takes to make this an even stronger research paper.

I hope you have found these comments to be useful and will take them into account when editing it.

This was a privilege of mine to edit your paper. Have a great day.

Best,

Lai Chung

March 8 Homework and Classwork

Homework: DDR pg 69 Question 2

 

These are the 10 videos and the sources are all from youtube. These videos did inspire me to do social experiments to test people’s reactions.

  1. Are people more giving towards homeless males or homeless females?
  2. Hugging for 10 seconds and hugging for 20 seconds, would there be a difference in intimacy?
  3. Are people more likely to speak up in the city or in the suburban areas?
  4. Are men more likely to speak up or women?
  5. What do people first look at when they see a stranger?
  6. How can a person create intimate feelings with another?
  7. Does hugging your partner often increase happiness in a relationship?
March 8 Homework and Classwork

Class Exercise: DDR Question 4 pg 72

I am in a local park and observing the children’s interaction at the playground. The boys’ behavior seem to be more aggressive than the girls’. They run around a lot more and push each other to climb up the ladder. I compared these behaviors because it was the most noticeable. The girls are usually slowly climbing up the ladders and sliding down. Some girls would try to play with the boys. Boys tend to group together.

Smile: When a person’s two corners of their mouth move upward and it looks like a facing upward parabola. The eyes squint a bit more when smiling too.

The number of times one kid was smiling was 5 times. He smiled for a long time each time. The time period between each smile was short.

The number of times a second kid was smiling was 4 times. She smiled for a long time too. The time period between each smile was short too.

The numbers were slightly different between the two children.

My friend thought the third child was smiling 6 times and I thought he was smiling 3 times.

Feb 22 Homework and Classwork

DDR pg 127-128 Question 1, 2, 3

#1)

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Since this graph is colored, I would make the graph black, white, and gray. The y axis labels would be to the left instead of the right. There would also be no horizontal lines in the background.

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This graph is also colored, I would make the graph black, white, and gray. The y axis labels would be to the left instead of the right. There would also be no horizontal lines in the background. The title would be on top of the graph instead of the right side.

I would add a title for this graph. Have the graph be in gray scale. The y axis labels would be to the left instead of the right. I would also label each axis. There would also be no horizontal lines in the background.

I would make the graph gray scale. There would be a key that indicates what each lines stand for. It would be a line instead of the circle, triangle, and square.

I would make the lines black. There would be labels on the x and y axis. There would also be no horizontal lines in the background.

There would also be no horizontal lines in the background. The bars would be shades of gray. There would be labels on the x and y axis.

There would be a title, labels on the x and y axis. The graph would also be in gray scale. There would be no dotted lines in the background too.

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There would be no horizontal lines in the background. The lines would be gray scale. There would be labels on both the x and y axis.

#2) 3 Research papers

  • Proulx, T., Sleegers, W., & Tritt, S. M. (2017). The expectancy bias: Expectancy-violating faces evoke earlier pupillary dilation than neutral or negative faces. Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology, 7069-79. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2016.12.003

Fig. 2

I would make the background blank and take away the grid. I would also have a title for each graph.

  • Mccarthy, A., Loomis, S., Eastwood, B., Wafford, K. A., Winsky‐Sommerer, R., & Gilmour, G. (2017). Modelling maintenance of wakefulness in rats: Comparing potential non‐invasive sleep‐restriction methods and their effects on sleep and attentional performance. Journal Of Sleep Research, 26(2), 179-187. doi:10.1111/jsr.12464

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I would make the bars all gray scale and have a label for the x axis.

  • Damián, J., Pastor-Barriuso, R., Valderrama-Gama, E., & de Pedro-Cuesta, J. (2017). Association of detected depression and undetected depressive symptoms with long-term mortality in a cohort of institutionalised older people. Epidemiology And Psychiatric Sciences, 26(2), 189-198. doi:10.1017/S2045796015001171

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I would not change anything about this graph. It is in APA style.

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Feb 22 Homework and Classwork

DDR pg 119-121, Exercise 1 & 4

#1)

My plan for titling and dating my files depends on my study. For lab 1, I will collect my data all in one day. So, I will just state one date. The title for my study will be Adults’ Preferences in Children’s Book Covers. This is because we are collecting data on adults’ preferences among 4 children’s book covers. This title summarizes my study.

10 years from now, people will understand my codes. In this study, I will be presenting a graph that clearly indicates the amount of participants that chose each book cover. Even in the future, it will be clear to them because the bar graph will provide a clear visual presentation for them.

#4)

By crawling on my hands and knees for 5 minutes, I realized how much pressure it puts on my joints. I see the floor more than anything. It is difficult to raise my head often to see what is in front of me. I discover that it is very tiring. Everything looks tall from the ground and also far away from me.