Research days 18 and 19

coding and file organising!

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Its been a busy couple of days! On Thursday I went into covid-related self isolation (im not ill thankfully!) so I had that stress added to my research project!

I've officially finished all of my passed trials now and the data is going to my exported next week. So now I'm planning my data analysis. I have a list of research questions which I am now writing data plans for, for a meeting with my supervisor next week. I'm a little nervous about these as I have around 8 research questions at the moment and I'm not the strongest at stats - so I'm just going to try my best and go over my university notes and then my supervisor can edit them if they have any large problems!

As well as this I'm also working on my background research for my project especially comparing naturalistic attention directing strategies to more lab based ones - if this goes well I might be able to do some analysis on this too!

AND I'm also trying to get as many of the failed trials done as I possibly can - I've reduced this to 1 failed trial per participant to try and get as many done to get the most detailed analysis hopefully.

The better my analysis goes for the passed trials - the more I can get out of my data - after my data analysis meeting next week I will type up my specific research questions and what I'm hoping to find.

I'd say my biggest strength this week is finishing all the passed trials and fitting in enough time for research and organizing all my work so far so that I stay on top if it all and know what I need to do.

At the moment I now need to make sure I use my time well and fit everything in so all my reading is not pushed to the end of my project and make sure I plan and work on my data sheets to the best of my ability so that their are not too many mistakes.

I'm looking forward to next week but I feel its going to be a busy one!

Ellen Lavender

Scholar, University of York

I'm a 2nd year psychology MSci student specialising in developmental disorders. My project focuses around the development attention in infants and if certain maternal strategies scaffold joint attention and how this varies cross culturally in the UK and Uganda.

I'm really excited for the Laidlaw programme by building my confidence through the leadership programme and exploring my passion for research further!