Low Attraction: The Trends of Low Library Stepsitters.
- The steps of Low Library are the central student hangout on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. We examined the patterns that developed from the step-sitters.
- Using photographs to capture data over the course of a month, we counted the number of people sitting on different parts of the steps and analyzed the gender of those people.
- We specifically examined:
- Correlations between outside temperature and the number of people sitting on the steps.
- Gender-linked preferences for location.
Zane Ashman (zwa2101);
Jonathan Wegener (jbw2102)
Date created: 9/22/05
Date finished: 11/22/05
It took me some time to fully understand the name of this project. :) But it is a smart tag. I like the novelty of this project: 1) it employs a digital camera to collect data, which give you a moment of raw data that you can carefully study later; 2) it explores spatial patterns, which is cool statistical topic by itself. The data collection was not smooth by any means. Irregular weather patterns. The group also has very nice way to visualize their results. It is an interesting project that is done masterfully.