This week I wish I did much more than I actually did! I got a good amount done, but it always feels like there’s infinitely more to do. I got on a great workflow and completed a lot of the qualitative analysis for my posts based on Afzalan et al. (2015)’s article that has a […]
The title of this post is a wise paraphrase of something Liz said last week that really resonated with me. Research isn’t a well-oiled machine, and it’s not streamlined or aerodynamic. It is clunky, inefficient, and slow. I’ve been feeling that a lot this week, as I’ve been trudging through a lot of literature on […]
These past two weeks, I’ve immersed myself in literature about building trust and the role of social capital in disaster preparedness. I found some really useful articles that helped me refine my methodologies to produce clearer results. Through Porter et al. (2008)’s analysis of building trust in firm-sponsored virtual communities, I was able to split my […]
Here’s my final analysis on race as a factor of earthquake vulnerability in Portland, OR. There are other interesting analyses done by my classmates: education, income, renters, gender, and age. Enjoy!
From fairly early on, the alternative outcome track has been on my mind. I’m a very visual person who likes tangible results, and an alternative outcome always seemed like it could fulfill those criteria more than a thesis could — that’s one reason I decided to forego an honors thesis. Although a traditional thesis fits […]
This map might look very similar to the map I posted last week — and it is, but it also includes some other crucial data. This map now displays areas relative hazards in Portland split up into zones: Zone A being the highest danger (red), and Zone D being the lowest (pale yellow). These hazards include […]