I conducted an experiment back around the final days of the previous semester, and the results were crunched and analyzed by two people (one of them were me, but in order to not be biased with the results, I had another rater to do the work, and we compared our notes). And as I hoped, the results were in line with my predictions. That is good. That means that there is another experiment in the works.
Yes boy and girls, this is the second experiment for my dissertation (I know, I have been talking about experiments in this blog ever since, but I have conducted several of them now but they were for other projects of mine). I am conducting another experiment that will be in the lab perhaps two weeks from now, and hopefully we get the next set of predicted results.
I also am the person presenting in the lab meeting next week. I need to update the rest of the group with respect to what I am doing.
Hmm, this semester just started and yet I am busy already. I have just submitted an amendment request for my protocol (this is the legal aspect of research, I need to do this so that the higher powers are assured that I am not violating the ethical principles of research, and so that they are assured that I am not injecting my participants with radioactive material). And at the same time, I am designing the set-up for yet another experiment (Experiment 3 hopefully). Things are on the drawing board, and sooner or later, I will have a package that is worthy of a dissertation.
What else is new? We are still waiting for comments from a person who is currently reading a couple of drafts that we wrote recently. This is for another project of mine that concerns yet another aspect of linguistic research, and we were hoping for someone to read it and give comments to it before we present it somewhere. Hopefully that happens soon.
A final thing, that I am supposed to be receiving a manuscript this weekend, and this is the manuscript of a paper that I am jointly writing with someone else. The manuscript should be written, except for the part that I am responsible for writing. Thus, yes, there are plenty of things on the table. And I am busy yet again.
But that isn't news, right?