Friday, February 26, 2010

'S' 'P' 'S' 'S'

'Writing your thesis can make your academic life a nightmare', do you agree with this statement? I know, for most of the undergraduate students, the answer would be YES! Time constrains or lack of understanding is something that make us to give up before writing a good thesis paper. As a final year media student, I always spend a lot of time doing my coursework and it is not just an assignment but mountains of assignment.

For example, multiple camera project needs at least 5 times for training and me as the director in my group, i wish to do it perfectly so that I won't feel guilty to my group-mate. I had experiences of managing and directing in a big group when I was in high school, but somehow, I don't really like the condition in this course, you know, some people are selfish, some people are kiashu, some people like to gossip... ...whatever.

Oops, back to the topic. I woke up at 8 in the morning and went to my campus to have meeting with my supervisor Dr. Mus. When I was walking to his office, I saw he walked from his office to other place. I was thinking 'don't he remember the meeting? Or he is too busy?' Then, he saw me and thus, he turned back and we followed him to his office. *laugh* Just after half an hour, I walked out his room and kept thinking of what he had said to me : "ok, buat macam ini pun boleh. U nak guna crosstabulation pun boleh. Ini hanya latihan ilmiah, maksimum 40 muka surat saje, xpayah buat susah susah".

Now, I am confused. Yesterday, I met a lecturer (Mr. Chang) who is very good in statistic and SPSS. He taught me the basic steps of data analysis with using SPSS software. From the learning, I finally understood the differences between using t-test, one way anova, chi-square and correlation. He told me that it's not suitable to use 'crosstab method' if the sample size is too small. Two different lecturers saying the different things. HUH? *fainted*

While arranging the paper notes that written by Mr. Chang.

To test the differences --> t-test & one way anova.
To test the association --> chi-square & correlation.

Alright, I think I should back to my thesis work. For tomorrow, I still have a discussion with group-mate and then outing to "Dong Zen temple". Woohoo~~~~


PoLLy said...

lolll... i oso feel like wan kisiao coz our thesis especially spss >.<
anyway, jz try our best for all assignment la...
relax ~~ think about ltr wil go dong chang shi better la :P wooohooo

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