It’s not that I don’t like planning — I just don’t like planning things really far into the future. In fact, I love planning once I find something I really want to do, and often spend hours researching and planning out important details. However, I focus most of my energy on planning those attainable, next-step […]
After meeting with Liz (our new LC Teacher of the Year, whoohoo!), I had a lot to work on. I spent a lot of time on my results section, added all the data from my survey, and took out some discussion material from my results. It made it easier to flesh out my discussion once […]
It’s amazing what a week can do! I went to Iceland for spring break and didn’t think about school at all for 5 days (oops, don’t tell Liz!) and it was exactly what I needed. I got some distance from my thesis, and am now able to look at it with fresh eyes. It was […]
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 […]