Meeting Notes

Application

  • Write a for loop. Read each byte 255 times. Just write code that ‘spits out’ whether the device is working.
  • Use .read(address):int method.
  • Create a test method (new). 10 minutes work. accel.read(i); // addresses 0 – 255
  • Returns a signed integer.
  • Convert it to hex.
  • Ultimately, is the device correctly connected?

Ethics Review

  • Project Description: Need to describe what the question is by what you seek to answer. Do you need to require people to test your independent agents. You need to make it clear why it is useful to capture data about people; what data are you going to capture; why that data is useful. No logins required(?). Is a person’s actions identifiable?
  • Back away from productivity (FULL STOP!). It causes stress/anxiety.
  • B1: How have people been selected. More than x2 people: they work in shifts (they swap periodically every day).
  • B2: Library manager was approached. Then consulted with members of staff present in the location study will be undertaken. I was given ‘outline permission’. They are willing to participate.
  • B3: A list of research methods you plan to use. Keep if brief. If you’re doing anything weird – justify/outline it. What does it contribute to being in the library.
  • B19: Yes – you are lone working!

Ethics Review – Supporting Documents

  • What questions am I going to ask.
  • It’s a good idea now to know what you intend to research. How will gathering this data enhance your research. What form does your ‘results’ chapter be? What data do I need? You might be collecting more personal information.
  • ‘Can you relate to me how this data is presented to you?’
  • ‘Are there patterns that you can resonate with in the data?/in this set of data?’
  • ‘Does the system work? Does it produce false positives/false negatives?’
  • ‘Is the room being used for discussion/quiet back room work?’
  • ‘Are there aspects that aren’t explainable?’
  • Present an argument – I need to talk to these people for this reason. This is why I need it.
  • Create a questionnaire outline – define an outline. Give them a plan (enhance the project’s credibility).

Report

  • Sketch out what you think the results chapter will look like. Really important. What is the results chapter graphs?
  • Get the loop done as early as possible (sensors). Add-on sensor. Get temperature sensor working. Get it producing and displaying data from it… crucially produce the results. Produce the results and analyse then – write up in ‘results’ chapter. Risk Management!!!
  • Look at the data, and explain it in an interesting manner.
  • Does the combination of sensors tell you something different?
  • Skills – leave alone (REALLY IMPORTANT!). Focus on the system and the question being explored.

Ultimately, the person evaluating the application mainly concerned with the safety and well being of these participants. Make it so!!!

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