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Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Data Collection woes continue
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Thru my eyes (Phil Collins)
Topic: Data Collection

I'm off to a seminar in about 10 mins ... so making a quick entry into this blog - since I have to :) ... anyway, bit frustrated last night as I lost one of my data collection - all because the broadband wasn't working well and Skype decided to freeze my whole computer ... so, had to manually turn my computer and in so doing losing all my data .... although just now I discovered the answers the participant placed into the Excel file is save - so in some sense that is great - but lost all the audio and video data and these are essential for the research - so I would just keep that extra data just in case there is something interesting in it. Anyway, last night thought I should 'celebrate' a bit - because no true PhD student should go through their research without at least losing one bit of data - and now I've done that - hopefully it would not happen again - or if it does - I can just take it as nonchalantly as I can.

I think I might be getting less and less undergrad students to participate as it is coming up to exams time ... I just need 12 more ... one dozen sounds a lot less than 36 ... hopefully it would dwindle ... got to call up the contacts here in the UK and see if I can get some students - because Allison said she could get some and probably I could send a link around the PGSS emailing list ... anyway - taking it easy right now - since I got to analyse some of the data qualitatively and send of a report on Monday - haven't even begun to transcribe as yet  ... by some miracle it would get done by Monday ... guess no cinema this week ... well maybe one movie won't kill me :D. 

Anyhow ... having a problem with memory space in that computer - so needing to transfer stuff and share the around. I was trying to get it on the back-up server but it seems as if you are only allocated a certain amount of space (7GB) - my videos are alone about 27 GB ... so, got to sort that storage problem out soon. Anyway, off to the seminar by Matthew Riddle who is doing something on methodology - hopefully it is interesting.


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