Hello all! Now that the preliminary results have been found, the pressure of the research is starting to lessen. At this point, I’m able to start focusing on just expanding the scope of my analysis, and soon I’ll be able to start writing up the results of the past few months of work.
A few weeks back, I was actually able to attend the Western Psychological Association conference to disseminate the preliminary results. For the first time, I delivered a “big boy talk” (not a poster, but an actual talk with an audience and all). It was an interesting experience as my first conference talk, one that turned out to be a little surprising. Continue Reading
In a previous blog post, I mentioned that I’d practically be best friends with the Add Health data set, since we’d be spending so much time together. After hours upon hours of recoding data, contemplating variables, and running regressions, I have finally attained some preliminary data, and have made Add Health my BFF. (I’m not sure what that says about my human relationships, but who needs friends when you have data?)
Greetings! My name is Frank Deryck, and I welcome you to my blog. I am excited and humbled to have been selected as an Emerging Scholar, and I’m eager to get underway with my research. I finished my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Portland in 2013, and have been at the University of California, Irvine ever since, working towards my Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior. I plan to complete a major emphasis in Social Psychology with minor emphasis in the areas of Developmental, Health, and Quantitative Psychology.