Final Project Reports
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These are the Final Nature of
Human Nature Reports, Spring 2001. Please feel free to
You can Input Your "Final Report" , and then review feedback on this page.
Peer Review is a fundamental component of doing science.To help make your
projects more scientifically sound, you are being called upon
to put forward your ideas, proposals, Posters and final report
as well as provide feedback to your peers.
Remember: Look at the outline below for details on the specifics to be included in your "final report."
Make sure it is complete! Turn in a "hard copy" in addition to
your WWW submission.
And One More Thing!!
All projects must include graphs and statistical analyses in the WWW postings. You must
also include files of your data (excel files are perfect!).
Need help with your submission of Images, Graphs, and Data?
Download the Help Sheet! Hays will also
host a help session on how to post your projects to our WWW database.
The Final Report Format (to be
used as a "Guide")
Be sure to read and DOWNLOAD the Final Paper SPECIFIC Requirements. This paper is the culmination of our semesters work and discussion.
Don't forget references, graphs, research time-line, data sheets, appendices, etc. This is
Title (with all authors)
Abstract--A paragraph synopsis of your work
- Purpose/Problem. What is (are) your hypothesis(es)?
- How did you decide on this project? How did you decide upon your
- What do you plan to accomplish?
- Relevance, if any. Why is this research interesting?
2. Relevance of your research question to the larger world
- Literature Review--What have others done?
- How does your research relate to a larger question(s)? What contribution
will your project hopefully be able to make to the broader base
of human knowledge?
3. Materials and Methods
- What is your experimental design? Is it statistically sound? What
are the reasons behind the different parts of your experimental
design? Why are or aren't you doing certain things?
- Is your experimental design statistically sound? How do you know?
Did you ask for advice? What statistics did you use and why?
- How did you ensure unbiased results?
- How did you ensure that the data collected by the class can
- Describe important materials and how they were used.
- Describe other methods. How did you involve the class in your study?
- Have you included your Data Sheet?
- Include a specific timeline (your own and the class!) of research execution.
- Think about how best to convey your findings. What types of statistics
will be of use to you? Why?
- How will you best display your results? Graphs, tables? Think
long and hard about this!
- Include statistical tests, tables (numerical data) and figures
(graphs, drawings, etc.) when appropriate.
5. Discussion & Conclusions --Hint: This is supposed to be fun!
- Based on your background research, your own project, and analyses
of your data, explain why you got the results you did.
- Think beyond the project. How does your work fit
in with what others have done? What additional questions do you have?
What was the most exciting finding? Why?
- What suggestions do you have for further investigation?
- What would you do differently the next time? Any suggestions for student
researchers who might want to expnad upon your work?
6. Literature Cited
- Be sure to include an impressive suite of literature citations
that directly relate to your study. This literature must include citations
from the peer reviewed journals. World Wide Web citations are of secondary
importance! Integrate these citations within the body of your work.
Human Nature Final Report Submissions:
- the nature of human nature (10/10/02) [ Researcher: -Section: Cummins ]
- pituitarygland (6/6/02) [ Researcher: -Section: Cummins ]
- Class Bias in Shopping (2/7/02) [ Researcher: Jill White and Erin Woike-Section: Myers ]
- The Biophilia Hypothesis (5/7/01) [ Researcher: Robert Oldenburg and Micah Vieux-Section: Cummins ]
- Go Tell it On the Mountian for The Last Time (5/4/01) [ Researcher: tate, godwin, risch-Section: Cummins ]
- Last Effort (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Jess Kemp Megan Strobel-Section: Cummins ]
- We Know What Youre Thinking;a Modified Revisitation of the Princeton Trilogy -final 2 (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Jenea Sanders, Nuri Pazol, Andy Dooley-Section: Cummins ]
- A Comparative Study on the Value Men and Women Place on Status (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Adrianne Mikosz and James Tate-Section: Myers ]
- Higher Standards for Standardized Tests- Final (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Sarah Westheimer and Erica Bland-Section: Myers ]
- Determined Physical Attractiveness in Terms of Personality Traits (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Holly Van Horsten, Amanda Blevins-Section: Myers ]
- Town and Country (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Mel, Brandy, and Nikki-Section: Cummins ]
- The Influence of Christianity on the Perception and Assessmemt of Evil (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Nicholas Burns and Levi Grooms-Section: Cummins ]
- real makin' whoopie final (5/4/01) [ Researcher: marta and caroline-Section: Cummins ]
- Dominance (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Sarah Rarick, Leslie Allen, and Brad Horn-Section: Cummins ]
- Perceived Hierarchy with regard to the Caste System in India (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Melania Kostryk-Section: Myers ]
- Sx Changes: The Evolution of Female Sexuality Final2 (hopefully) (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Heather Miller, Leesa Gresham, Abeni Peyton-Section: Cummins ]
- What is evil, anyway? (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Dave Chalker-Section: Myers ]
- Mapping The Western World (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Michael, Allison, Lene-Section: Myers ]
- Sex Changes: Evolution of Female Sexuality in America (Final) (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Heather Miller, Leesa Gresham, Abeni Peyton-Section: Cummins ]
- (5/4/01) [ Researcher: -Section: Cummins ]
- Beauty and the Beast: A Study on the Relationship Between Clothing and Social Status (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Julie Housiaux and Leah Kritzer-Section: Myers ]
- big boasters or modest men: dishonesty in groups of males (5/4/01) [ Researcher: Gus Misuraca and Joey Gomberg-Section: Myers ]
- Ralph Nader Deserves A Hug: A Look at Politics and the Environment (5/3/01) [ Researcher: Sean Collins, James Flynn-Section: Myers ]
- Politics and the Environment: How Much Will Miami Students Buy Into Bogus Science? #3 (5/3/01) [ Researcher: Michael Ernst and Adam Naylor-Section: Myers ]
- Jealousy and Gender Final (5/3/01) [ Researcher: Sarah Shook-Section: Myers ]
- Look at My Beautiful Friends (5/3/01) [ Researcher: Kimberly Richey-Section: Myers ]
- Honor & Sacrifice in WW II, Vietnam, and current generations (5/3/01) [ Researcher: Charles Q. Essinger & Melissa Sanders-Section: Myers ]
- The influence of spirituality in sibling relationships (5/3/01) [ Researcher: Anna Bowling, Andrew Shafer-Section: Myers ]
- Final Draft: Cheating and the Categorical Imperative (5/3/01) [ Researcher: Creighton Bradler, Tony Wentz-Section: Myers ]
- Female anxiety vs. the parental influence as a predictor of religiosity, Final 1 (5/2/01) [ Researcher: Kristin McCartney and Kate Hetrick-Section: Myers ]
- Lying Final Report Version 1.0 (5/2/01) [ Researcher: J. A. Vankat, M.P. Loeffelman, E.P. Johnson-Section: Cummins ]
- Sibling Rivalry in Degree and Dimensions Across the Lifespan (4/30/01) [ Researcher: Annie McNerney and Joy Usner-Section: Myers ]
- SOCIAL DOMINANCE AND ITS EFFECTS ON RECIPROCAL ALTRUISM (4/30/01) [ Researcher: Jim Trombley, Ryan Salcido, Jeremy Happach-Section: Myers ]
- A Case Study in Biophobia: Changes in Ophidiophobic Tendencies Throughout Life (4/27/01) [ Researcher: Jenny Germano and Leslie Blaha-Section: Myers ]
- Higher standards for standardized testing (4/10/01) [ Researcher: Erica Bland and Sarah Westheimer-Section: Myers ]
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