how to experiment in college?

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  1. D_FarrisonHord

    D_FarrisonHord New Member

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    I go to a fairly large state school, and I want to experiment, but I don't want to be public about it.
     
  2. ManlyBanisters

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    Sneak into the science lab just before they lock it for the night. Go crazy.

    But remember, wear safety goggles and gloves when handling chemicals.
     
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    rofl :)
     
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    You have to have two hypotheses, one null, and one to test. The null hypothesis is the one you reject or fail to reject. (Scientifically, you must fail to reject, rather than accept, but we tend to be very accepting of most hypotheses here). If you fail to reject, it can add credence to the test hypothesis, but if you find the evidence doesn't fit, don't force the answer. You don't have to tell anyone about your hypotheses at first, so there is little chance of getting caught at this stage. Review the existing literature and media to determine what field of study might interest you. Eventually you will be comfortable enough to share your hypothesis with some trusted colleagues.Look around. The library here is quite extensive and caters to almost every research interest. Personally, my favorite studies are interdisciplinary.

    Next comes defining methodology, which you also may define alone, though adding a partner can stimulate creativity in some. Feel free to ask a librarian or faculty member about standard practices.

    Once you have a hypothesis and methodology down, you can go to testing, which is the fun part, and often requires the help of other researchers. You want a vetted group of professionals, though when you get a bit more experience from experimenting with others and on your own, it can be rewarding to penetrate some deep problem with the help of a younger scientist. It can seem daunting to locate your target population, but there are places where various subject groups tend to congregate. A quick google search will set you right.

    Many would say that a large sample size is ideal, however certain specialty experiments require a more modest sample size due to the smaller overall population. Locating a suitable population can be a hassle, but we provide tools for that purpose.

    Of course, the experiments must be repeatable by others to be valid, so you may have to conduct multiple sessions to get satisfactory results. I highly recommend finding a long-term lab partner who can get to know and appreciate your methods. Make sure you aren't getting stuck in a rut by adding a third, consulting researcher from time to time, or test your hypothesis under different conditions like outside or submerged in water.

    Publishing your findings comes last. We are all eagerly waiting to read your Lab Report. It is best to publish in a peer reviewed medium, so anything you post here as a result of your experiments will receive a vigorous and intense review by many experienced professionals. They may ask for further data to verify your results, or, if you're very lucky, offer to do some research with you...

    Here at LPSG, Science is fun.
     
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    Make sure t make eye contact with guys you think could want the same.
    Be slow with showering after sports, watch who stays behind as well...
    Show your cock, wait and see.....
     
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    you made me lol.
     
  7. avg_joe

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    LMAO !!!! Great advice. I'm taking chemistry this semester.
     
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    Great response.
     
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    Based on the OP's statement you may be assuming too much.
     
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    I just took Analysis of psychological data, and I understood ALL of that! Nice!
     
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    do a anon add on criaglist and dont worrie if they answer then well there in the same boat
     
  12. D_Herman_Smellville

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    Haha
     
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    When you write the lab report, make sure that you use the passive voice sentences. I got my points deducted for not doing that.
     
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    Craig's list or some other hook up site
     
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    Hang around parties where students get drunk. Their inhibitions are down. But remember to be safe if the you want to go all the way; bring protection.

    My "straight" roommate actually approached me one night when he was drunk.

    But this activity is not recommended for those interested in a relationship.
     
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    Honest answer to your question, I'd say hang out around the school gym. lots of guys going through there. See if anyone is trying to make eye contact with you. Then just start up a conversation. You will know pretty quick if they want to do some experimenting too. Chances are they do if they keep engaging you. Drop your towel a bit and see if they check you out.

    That is what I did when I was first curious in college. I meet a few really cool guys that way who were in the same boat as me so to speak.

    Good luck, have fun, and be safe.

    And don't be freaked out if guys don't know how to act in the morning, we are all learning.
     
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    A surprising percentage of the international students are gay, and it never occurs to 99% of the American students...., so you could have excellent chances there.
     
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    How the hell you got that statistic? I need proof.
     
  19. upone

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    I experimented a lot in college. By the end of the next century the radiation will have dropped enough to make it safe to enter the room.
     
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    Which statistic? 99%? Just a figure of speech.

    As for disproportionate number of international students being gay: 1) my personal experience & observation attending four universities and teaching at two others; 2) USA has reputation elsewhere in the world for being gay-friendly, probably more so than is actually true; 3) some gay Americans go hundreds or thousands of miles from home to come out or even live on the "down low," so logic prompts this: why wouldn't a young GLBT person from, say, Jordan or South Korea or Uganda or rural Mexico go thousands of miles to a U.S. university to do the same thing?
     
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