Thursday, November 30, 2006

Lies in a Conversation - Barrett & Josh

Where do lies occur in a conversation?

Comments, suggestions, and criticisms are all welcome.

Thanks!
Barrett & Josh

7 Comments:

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Nikki Nussbaum said...

I'm sure you could tell that the length of your speech was making me nervous [pardon the understatement]. I was having trouble focusing in general as I was pretty anxious throughout the class (I'm sure my fingernails will grow back soon, thanks for asking) but I will say that despite my freakout, your speech did manage to maintain my interest. I was really impressed by your organization of the material and the way that you acted out examples of what you were talking about. I also thought that your ideas about the locations of lies in the conversations were clever. Finally, your note of how the results of your study could be applied to predicting future lies was, I thought, the most interesting thing you discussed. Thanks for tolerating my insanity and keeping me mildly entertained :).

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger alexkresovich said...

I loved your guys' presentation. Every time you guys mimiced a conversation with each other, it was, and Corey saw that I wrote this, "Gloriously Awkward." I found your presentation both very entertaining and inciteful. I think you guys had some out-of-this-world opening visuals (the conversation on AIM) and I think you guys did a really good job of keeping people focused on your entire topic; you did a very good job of tying all your points to the main topic, both visually and graphically. It'll be interesting to see where people really lie (especially if it comes in strings, which makes logical sense) so if you guys choose to run this study I wish you the best and hope you guys are able to find some interesting stuff.

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Kate Frezon said...

Great job guys, I think the topic of your project is really fascinating, and I look forward to seeing any results you may find. It's something no one has really looked at before, which makes it exciting in itself. You guys have clearly done your research, and learned a lot of stuff about the structure of the conversation. You've come a long way from your proposal, and things were much more clear to me after your presentation today. I think it's smart that you have chosen not to try to distinguish the three different parts of the conversation, but instead to just look at the graphs of how the lies look over time. I think that makes a lot of sense, and will still tell you a lot about the placement of lies. Again, great job, you've really come a long way - good luck!

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Your presentation was great! Your slides were extremely professional and looked really good. I especially liked all your build slides that showed examples of the terms and concepts you were discussing. This really helped focus the attention of the audience and get your point across clearly.
As far as content goes, I think your paper will be great. It is obvious you have a ton if theoretical background and research supporting your topic. The focus of the project is clear and easy to follow. Great job and goodl luck on the paper!

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Good job guys, your topic is really interesting, and I think that you have a lot of information from the Hancock LIM study to build on. You also did a good job getting the audience's attention, with your little jokes back and forth. Do you think that you will definitely find a point in the conversation where lies occur the most, or do you think it might just be completely random? It would be really interesting if you did find where in a conversation lies occured the most, because that could contribute to a lot of what we learned about this semester. Good luck with your paper!

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Amanda Pearsall said...

Hey guys,

I too thoroughly enjoyed how you acted out examples. It made the presentation lively and easy to follow. Also your topic is fascinating. I think one of your strengths, over other presentations, was that you actually showed the thought process behind your methodology. You gave us a great idea of where research is and where you would like to go with the topic by showing past researchers methodologies and how you have improve upon them in your methods. This may be useful in the paper, as well, but a more concise version would probably be helpful. Overall, I feel your research will be very valuable when it comes to looking at the average im conversation. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your insight with me this semester.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Corey Ryan Earle said...

For starters, the PowerPoint was fantastic. Very professional and... well... Hancockish? As were the outfits. The AIM intro was great, sound effects and all. As Alex already mentioned, your various acting and role-playing moments were "gloriously awkward." Your theory is well-thought out. I especially liked where you showed each of the possible graphs based on theory (lie groupings, lies spread out, etc.).

 

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