Having finished collecting surveys, I am left with a very large excel document with over 1800 data points in total in addition to qualitative answers. I have complied the answers to the Moral Foundation Questionnaire and made two graphs and a chart with my data on it that will be presented in my paper. Now the next questions I need to answer:
-What does my data mean?
-What are “normal” data points for each level of chaos?
-What data went wrong?
-What limitations did I work with?
-How and why is my outcome different from my prediction? Is this alright or not? Why?
-Possible sources of error
This road map will then lead to my next destinations of analysis of my data and conclusion. All with 2 and a half weeks before my rough draft is due.
I have finished my rough first steps in the journey of AP Research. Having gone through the treacherous raven of my introduction and literature review, I emerged victorious only to fall into a pit fall. Surrounded by the seekers of information, I reluctantly gave up my research question. I earned their trust and became one of them. The seekers then faced their enemies, the yearners of information. Being a impartial outsider, I was called to resolve them. In the treaty, I wrote down my method. Let the participants take one survey, I said. I continued by adding a proposition that everyone’s answers would analyzed using the Moral Foundation Questionnaire’s formula. After three weeks of sending out surveys, I sent out to tackle the Data Mountain. Armed with the MFQ formula and my knowledge of my method, I sought to reach the peak, the point where I can see the promised land of conclusion. Today, I have started trekking the summit of the mountain. I will post next week from the Starbucks at the very top.
It’s the start of week 2. I have been putting at least an hour a day into working. So far, so good. I have achieved around 60% of the surveys I set myself to get, around 20 surveys in each 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade. I have put in 1300 words and have am almost done with my introduction/lit review. I have found out that Starbucks is a great place to do work because of the free wifi and the pressure that I have to do work.
For the next week, I plan to finish up my lit review and start on writing my method and its rationalization.
Hello! My name is Rafael Jeffery, an AP Research student. My research is called To Kill Or Not To Kill: Moral Foundation Theory and Moral Dilemmas in Video Games.
Video games are a new form of media that has the ability to convey moral dilemmas. However, video games, instead of presenting a moral dilemma, gives the player that ability to act in a moral dilemma. I will be looking at how can peoples’ decisions in moral dilemmas presented in video games can be predicted using the Moral Foundation Theory. I will be using the Moral Foundation Question in order to categorize how different people make decisions and compare it to the actions made in a video game. The results of my research will be used as evidence to my assumption that peoples’ morals are the same in real life and in video games.