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Analyzed Data Excel Spreadsheet 5/15/14 Shaun Henry – Connor Haupt

Go to the gym? Why not? M/F Major days/week time per workout gym buddy? gain/lose weight personal assess fitness-happiness wipe equipment weights away Weights? Cardio? Swimming? Sports? Classes? Motivation
y F comm 5 60 min lose 7 y n y y y y being in shape
n good shape F
y F psych 2 60 lose 7 y y y y get in shape
y F compsci/math 3 30-60 neither 6 n y y y y health
y F comm/eng 4 30-45 neither 6.5 y y y healthy/shape
y F env stud 1 60 gain 7 y y feel energized for day
n no reason M
y M Finance 4 40 lose 7 y y y y y Get girls/money
y M Undecided 3 to 5 60-90 gain 8 y n y y hot for girls, bigger for sports
y M Finance 4 to 5 120 gain 8 y n y y y y look good
n lazy M
n time M
y M Business 3 60 neither 7 y y n y y y fun, looks
y M business 1 60 lose 7 y n y y y y get swole
y M business 3 to 4 60-120 gain 7 y n y y y y health, fitness, looks
y M business 2 60 gain 6 y n y y y y y looks
y M Accounting 3 60 gain 7 y n y y y y y muscles/looks
y m finance 4 to 5 30-60 gain 7 y y y y preworkout/babes
y M business 3 to 4 60-90 gain 5 n y y y y stress reliever/bball skills
y m business 3 60 gain 4 neither n y y y get huge
y m math 5 75 n gain 9 y n y y y y girls/confidence

Laura: Living and Studying in the Dorms

1) Her dorm is not quite a study environment as it is a resource for finding information from other students. She says the dorm is always pretty loud with people talking and laughing. However, she really likes it due to all of the people living around her that she has access to. She is able to find out who had the same class as her so she is able to ask questions about past and current assignments, as well as finding out information about classes as a whole.

2) Nathan talks much more about the social aspects of the dorm and the party features that go along with it. Nathan does not mention studying or academic work done in the dorms. Rather, she talks about drama, customization of dorm rooms, alcohol and drug related stories, etcetera. However, Laura talks exclusively about studying in the dorms and how she uses her fellow dorm mates as  resources.

3) Dr. Voss does not seem to ask set questions. The interview seems to be more of a conversation as an informal interview.

BEAM secondary research

Background Sources

– College Students’ Usage of Personal Music Players (PMP) During Exercise.

– PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIORS, MOTIVATION, AND SELF-EFFICACY AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

– College Students’ Goal Orientations, Situational Motivation and Effort/Persistence in Physical Activity Classes

– Self-Regulated Learning and Perceived Health Among Students Participating in University Physical Activity Classes.

We plan to use these background sources to get a better idea of our subject before we collect/analyze our data.

 

Argument Sources

– Daily Satisfaction With Life Is Regulated by Both Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

– Changes in Eating and PhysicalActivity Behaviors Across Seven Semesters of College: Living On or Off Campus Matters.

We will use these sources to help form our own argument and conclusion about our research

 

Method Sources

– Exploring PhysicalActivity by Ethnicity and Gender in CollegeStudents Using Social Cognitive Theory

– Gender Differences in College Leisure Time Physical Activity: Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior and Integrated Behavioral Model

– A Daily Process Analysis of Intentions and Physical Activity in College Students

We will try to incorporate these methods of research into our own data collection.

 

Chapter 4 Response

 

  1. “Americans seem to think they have the perfect place to live, the best country, the best city. I hear that all the time. I used to think you just got that from politicians, but now I see it’s from regular people too. The patriotism thing here really bothers me.”(87)

 

  1. This quote seems to take all of the aspects of the American students and offer an explanation for how they tend to act. Nathan highlighted in this chapter how the American students were generally unwilling to befriend the foreign exchange students. Americans were not very interested in other cultures and were not accepting of them either. The American students seemed to have an aura about them of how they thought so highly of themselves as evident by their general laziness and little motivation towards academics. The students were also very ignorant of the other cultures and seemed to constantly offend many of the foreigners.

 

  1. This quote stuck out to me because I agree with it. I think that this country stresses nationalism far too much as it tends to give its citizens false senses. People become too captivated with their own country that they tend to shut out the other cultures the world has to offer and Americans are now widely known for their ignorance. This trait is a problem and I think it should be improved.

In class activity

            First of all, my personal network tends to very much agree with Nathan’s discovery about the lack of diversity. My group of friends tends to be very much like myself, mainly white coming from around the same social background and the same beliefs. This is mainly due to my wanting of being surrounded by people much like myself, as I can always relate to them and we also have the same characteristics and personality, something that I want in a friend.

            I have mainly met my friends through shared experiences and groups that have brought us together. These include shared classes, shared floor/dorm, pickup basketball, and parties off campus that brought us together. Similar to Nathan’s observations, I have continued friendships from high school and home and some of these people tend to be some of my better friends on campus.

            As for the time frame of acquaintance, I agree with Nathan on the fact that students tend to create a group of friends early on in the academic year. I have experienced the same for the most part, as most of my friends today were also my friends early on in the year. Some people have come and gone, but for the most part, I am still acquainted with the same group of people as I was in the first quarter of school.

            The people in my network also tend to share the same network experiences as I do. Most of their friends also tend to be from the same background/ethnicity, like me. This further supports Nathan’s claim that college students tend to surround themselves with people very similar to themselves.

Chapter 3 Afterword Response

Chapter 3 Response

 

  1. “And so Movie Night was instituted twice a month on Tuesday nights, and slips of paper appeared under our doors to announce the first movie. On the first Tuesday, two people showed, besides the RA. The second time nobody showed. The RA moved the night to Sunday. Still nobody showed. The program was canceled, leaving the RA wondering that she could do to “really involve” her corridor”(46).

 

  1. This quote highlights the theme of the chapter about failed attempts at building community. The university endorses community as one of the biggest aspects of their campus and it pumps a lot of money into numerous programs to reach out to the students, but the students simply do not want to get involved. Many students give ideas for activities but each and every time, these events are doomed to fail. This community, as Nathan points out, is extremely individualized and is far more focused on small friend groups than the overall larger community such as the dorms.

 

  1. This quote really stuck out to me because I can really relate to it. The fact that almost no one shows up to these planned activities made me laugh because this is exactly what goes on here, at Santa Clara. These activities are planned weekly throughout the dorms at an attempt to grow this community. A large amount of people come to these events toward the beginning of the year, but as the school year goes on, less and less people attend until finally these events are laughable. Once people find their friend groups, no one wants to attend these events as they would much rather be doing something else. These events sometimes seem like good ideas but no one will show up because they believe that so few people would also be there.

Chapters 1, 2, Afterword Responses

Ch. 1 Response

 

1.     “From my new purview, the buildings and general geography looked completely different to me, so much so that I could not tell exactly where I was on campus, much less identify the building or door I was supposed to find. I could not locate the bookstore or the health clinic or the international student office, all buildings I thought I knew. Moreover, I was being asked to find offices and buildings I wasn’t used to finding: the garage from which to get your rented refrigerator; the freshman advising office; the seminar room of the Hotel and Restaurant Management School. This was not my home turf”(11).

 

2.     This quote shows us how little the author actually knew about the university that she had been working at for 14 years. She has entered a completely new world of a student instead of a professor. It goes to show how much she had been surprised by something that had always been taken for granted. This is the tip of the iceberg of the many things about student life she would come to understand.

 

3.     This quote stuck out to me because it highlighted how little she knew about her environment. Something so trivial as getting around campus and knowing where certain buildings are, are aspects that I would assume almost all faculty to know, especially ones that have been teaching for such a long period of time. It provides a prime example of how she has entered a brand new world, one which was so close to her, yet so far away at the same time.

 

 

Ch. 2 Response

 

1.     “By listing and aggregating the activities named in students’ daily diaries, one could see that only about fifty types of activities – which included eating, socializing, napping, walking to class, going on-line, watching TV and videos, working out, studying or doing homework, listening to music, playing video games, and attending meetings – accounted for most of what students do in a given week”(35).

 

2.     This quote shows a great example of the author’s continual observance on her fellow students. It describes the ways in which students at a university carry out their days. She presents here the limited amount of activities that the typical students engage in throughout a week. These students list only a few activities due to the time commitments that they have and the repetitive schedules of activities that they engage in throughout the week.

 

3.     This quote stuck out to me because I can relate to it. I find myself doing only a very limited amount of activities throughout the day and I tend to follow a typical schedule throughout the week. This is because of the limited time that I have in-between commitments. Also, I find that there are not many activities to choose from at Santa Clara and I often feel that my schedule becomes very repetitive and boring.

 

 

Afterword Response

 

1.     “I felt much less comfortable using personal stories or narratives shared with me when the presumption was that I was a student. Although I took greater license with those whom I formally interviewed and from whom I had signed consent forms, even these interviews proceeded on the default assumption that I was a student. As a result, the text may have some unusual features for an ethnography”(166).

 

2.     This quote gave a great summary of her feelings toward this entire research process and her thoughts about the privacy part on her publications. She took many measures to do the entire process by rules, through getting permission from those mentioned and excluding private matters of students. She wanted to assure to the reader that everything presented was done in a very ethical matter and had no intention of harming any individual but merely for research and academic purposes.

 

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3.     I chose this quote because it shows the author’s care for her fellow students during this time. She heavily respected their privacy and wished to write nothing negative about any of them. Some students had shared personal stories with her that would seem as a way of defiance had she published these experiences. Since these students eventually came to recognize her as one of their own, she did not wish to seem as a fraud who invades these students’ lives for her own gain.

Chapters 1, 2, Afterword Responses

Ch. 1 Response

 

  1. “From my new purview, the buildings and general geography looked completely different to me, so much so that I could not tell exactly where I was on campus, much less identify the building or door I was supposed to find. I could not locate the bookstore or the health clinic or the international student office, all buildings I thought I knew. Moreover, I was being asked to find offices and buildings I wasn’t used to finding: the garage from which to get your rented refrigerator; the freshman advising office; the seminar room of the Hotel and Restaurant Management School. This was not my home turf”(11).

 

  1. This quote shows us how little the author actually knew about the university that she had been working at for 14 years. She has entered a completely new world of a student instead of a professor. It goes to show how much she had been surprised by something that had always been taken for granted. This is the tip of the iceberg of the many things about student life she would come to understand.

 

  1. This quote stuck out to me because it highlighted how little she knew about her environment. Something so trivial as getting around campus and knowing where certain buildings are, are aspects that I would assume almost all faculty to know, especially ones that have been teaching for such a long period of time. It provides a prime example of how she has entered a brand new world, one which was so close to her, yet so far away at the same time.

 

 

Ch. 2 Response

 

  1. “By listing and aggregating the activities named in students’ daily diaries, one could see that only about fifty types of activities – which included eating, socializing, napping, walking to class, going on-line, watching TV and videos, working out, studying or doing homework, listening to music, playing video games, and attending meetings – accounted for most of what students do in a given week”(35).

 

  1. This quote shows a great example of the author’s continual observance on her fellow students. It describes the ways in which students at a university carry out their days. She presents here the limited amount of activities that the typical students engage in throughout a week. These students list only a few activities due to the time commitments that they have and the repetitive schedules of activities that they engage in throughout the week.

 

  1. This quote stuck out to me because I can relate to it. I find myself doing only a very limited amount of activities throughout the day and I tend to follow a typical schedule throughout the week. This is because of the limited time that I have in-between commitments. Also, I find that there are not many activities to choose from at Santa Clara and I often feel that my schedule becomes very repetitive and boring.

 

 

Afterword Response

 

  1. “I felt much less comfortable using personal stories or narratives shared with me when the presumption was that I was a student. Although I took greater license with those whom I formally interviewed and from whom I had signed consent forms, even these interviews proceeded on the default assumption that I was a student. As a result, the text may have some unusual features for an ethnography”(166).

 

  1. This quote gave a great summary of her feelings toward this entire research process and her thoughts about the privacy part on her publications. She took many measures to do the entire process by rules, through getting permission from those mentioned and excluding private matters of students. She wanted to assure to the reader that everything presented was done in a very ethical matter and had no intention of harming any individual but merely for research and academic purposes.

 

  1. I chose this quote because it shows the author’s care for her fellow students during this time. She heavily respected their privacy and wished to write nothing negative about any of them. Some students had shared personal stories with her that would seem as a way of defiance had she published these experiences. Since these students eventually came to recognize her as one of their own, she did not wish to seem as a fraud who invades these students’ lives for her own gain.