Yesterday, after bank holiday Monday, I took the plunge and did a bit of public speaking.
10am hosted a 1st year lecture taught by Prof. Rob Deeth, and as I had already e-mailed him about doing a survey in his lectures, I now felt complied to keep my word. So at 9am I hit the library for some heavy photocopying, which after £10 worth of photocopying and two broken photocopiers, I was ready to tackle the first years.
As I waited for go into the lecture, nostalgia kicked in, I wanted to not have to worry about revising and go to top b every Monday! I also wanted to walk into a lecture 20 minutes late and make it seem cool, for us mere 3rd years that is just plain stupidity ' can't believe you missed vital information, and I am SO not giving you my notes'
Anyways the lecture was a success, must thanks to Professor Rob Deeth for allowing that, and I got about 57 questionnaires back. Now I am in the process of analysising the data and have to e-mail Ruth Mewis about the results tonight. The process is long and strenuous with numerous cups of tea ( one of the many signs of old age)
On Friday I plan to invade both the 2nd year lecture, which thank goodness that Dr. Vas Stavros has agreed to, and the 3rd year inorganic labs, which hopefully Dr Andrew Dove would allow as well.
On top of this I spent the whole yesterday reading about George Mead and his outlook on scientific knowledge, two books on research methods in sociology and other prominent people in the field.
so anyways back to the survey, and more research...