Archive for March, 2008

只是为了发泄感情

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

马拉松是一部很old fashion的浪漫的赚人热泪的电影,所以看这部电影几乎完全为了发泄感情。

毕竟这个题材很励志,还很阿甘正传的感觉。一个自闭症的孩子,一个母亲,一个兄弟,一个父亲,一个教练,还有一个社会,每个机体对此的反应都不同。孩子根本不能体会感情,母亲为了孩子放弃很多承担很多但也桎梏了孩子很多,亲密的兄弟却是母爱的敌人,父亲逃离了这一切,教练更是有点神经刀,社会的宽容态度还没有到那个程度。

自闭的孩子没有感情吗?不一定吧,要不怎么会那么辛苦的找李子。母爱何等无私,也不一定吧,要不怎么会抛弃孩子。罅隙不嫩填补,还是不一定吧,人总会成熟……

在雨中奔跑,在阳光中奔跑,伸出你的手,感受青草浮过手尖的感觉,何等惬意,一点都不煽情。所以总而言之就是看了一部应该哭但是笑了的电影

情侣装

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

衫国演义是卖情侣装的,设计很有特点,穿起来也非常舒服,质量很好。包括长袖短袖Tshirt帽T和拉链毛外套,价格有点点贵。

官方网站,可以去看看

鉴于舆论压力,我贴一张
情侣装

关于鸡翅

Monday, March 17th, 2008

虽然鸡翅不是最好吃的,但是在北京这种难吃的东西可以将就一般的吃的可以认为是好吃的地方,鸡翅还是很好吃的。

最常见的做法就是烤翅,有去过的就是加油站那边的慧丰烤翅,特点是烤翅比较大,有蜂蜜,烤得火候刚好,可以外卖,对于师大的学生老板有时候会打折;还有就是小西天的虎子烤翅,蜂蜜很多,烤翅量足(有些时候一串有三个),不过现在质量有下降,小西天还有一艾莉烤翅,特点是有点情调,烤翅味道很多,红酒啊,蒜泥啊什么的,不过有点欺客,特别是学生;还有北大西门烤翅,露天的,,适合喝点小酒聊点八卦,店家很多,味道参差不齐,南门巷子里有一家卖整个烤翅的;有一个不得不介绍的就是宽店,一个是在鼓楼,另一个是在新街口,都有二楼楼顶,鼓楼的房子是老街巷的砖墙,墙上满是涂鸦,烤翅火候有点过,辣而不怎么甜,最重要的是那里我见过最有创意的凉菜,冰霜情果,和烧烤搭配真是绝配,不过tsing认为骨肉相连很有特色,肉嫩味鲜,唯一不好的在于太拥挤而环境有点匪类。

另一个做法就是可乐鸡翅啦,元宵节金在都在家做了,味道很顺爽,食材很好准备,做法也很简单,适合不会做中餐的朋友们尝试。再一个就是卤味的翅,这个一般都卤鸡翅尖,或者鸭翅,味道比较能够融入,这次赵伟同学从江西带的名特产就有这个,味道有够正,不过很可惜没有在北京发现什么好吃的卤味~~

貌似很多人也自助烧烤,所以,很想下次露营尝试一下。

如此远,何等近

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

世界很小,好像我们一直在感叹这句话。

今年的雪灾,正好给所里一个很好的巨灾风险的研究案例,然后就看到高中的气质美女的gtalk签名改成了巨灾风险保险,这也是减灾院和Boss正在关注的方向,刚刚成立的长城保险研究所也是冲着catastrophic nature disaster insurance。看来减灾院以后可以考虑去西财招一点相关人才了,这样刚好符合了瑞士再和慕尼黑再的需求。

事件二,很早之前看上的一本书,叫《穷人的银行家》,是一本经济学家的自传,也就是06年诺贝尔和平奖获得者的故事,讲他在孟加拉国推行的农村小额信贷的故事。关于他所成立的格莱珉银行大家可以看看百度百科的介绍,尤努斯教授关于经济学、关于贫困、关于社会有很多独到的有启发性的见解。为什么说到这本书,在于我曾经一度以为要去学心理学的同学竟然现在在做农村小额信贷的研究,真的让我很惊讶,不过反过来思量,她对于社会福利和志愿行动的热情很好解释了她崇高的行为。

事件三,唐欣同学竟然在做网络GIS的开发,你北邮学信息工程的,干嘛进来掺和啊~~

事件四和事件五是紧密相关的,由于su27的关系认识了公孙,然后认识了赵博,并且他们竟然是跟我一起住的马同学的大学同学。巧合还在于赵博竟然跟我一样投了McDreamy的Clark University,并且同时被非常委婉的拒绝了。然后在好奇心作祟下我去校内看了看赵博,竟然认识了一个大一的从图书馆学转到法学的但是心系地理的赵博同学,此人丰功伟绩不胜枚举,不过算我进来收的小弟一枚,他开始叫我叔叔,我正式步入威廉王子那种秃顶状态(请大家不要随便search威廉王子近照,特别是女生,心碎等级破表~~),此小孩真的是90后,natural high,乐观,见过世面,但是却文质彬彬,貌似跟欧阳自远等几位老先生关系颇好,真是神奇。另外一位网友就是豆瓣上面认识的传教士,也不是学地理但是超级热爱人文地理的,竟然看过《地理学和地理学家》《哲学与人文地理学》《逃避主义》《人文地理随笔》等比较有专业深度的书。

In all, what a small world

How to write a research proposal

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

写研究计划是申请国外大学博士研究生的重要一环,因为很多大学在你申请的时候都需要你提交一个personal statement和一个research proposal,而对于国内的学生,很少触及这一块,所以在我申请的时候,查到有些有用的资料,特别是这个夏威夷大学的Proposal Writing的网站

我是由于其中一篇文章由Paul T. P. Wong(Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada,ptpwong[at]shaw.ca)文章找到的,这个文章我看过中文版本,英文其实很简单宜懂宜用,但是上面那个链接却无法打开这篇文章,所以将其全文转到后面,希望有用:

A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it. Generally, a research proposal should contain all the key elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study.

Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it.

The proposal should have sufficient information to convince your readers that you have an important research idea, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that your methodology is sound.

The quality of your research proposal depends not only on the quality of your proposed project, but also on the quality of your proposal writing. A good research project may run the risk of rejection simply because the proposal is poorly written. Therefore, it pays if your writing is coherent, clear and compelling.

This paper focuses on proposal writing rather than on the development of research ideas.

Title:
It should be concise and descriptive. For example, the phrase, “An investigation of . . .” could be omitted. Often titles are stated in terms of a functional relationship, because such titles clearly indicate the independent and dependent variables. However, if possible, think of an informative but catchy title. An effective title not only pricks the reader’s interest, but also predisposes him/her favourably towards the proposal.

Introduction:
The main purpose of the introduction is to provide the necessary background or context for your research problem. How to frame the research problem is perhaps the biggest problem in proposal writing.

If the research problem is framed in the context of a general, rambling literature review, then the research question may appear trivial and uninteresting. However, if the same question is placed in the context of a very focused and current research area, its significance will become evident.

Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules on how to frame your research question just as there is no prescription on how to write an interesting and informative opening paragraph. A lot depends on your creativity, your ability to think clearly and the depth of your understanding of problem areas.

However, try to place your research question in the context of either a current “hot” area, or an older area that remains viable. Secondly, you need to provide a brief but appropriate historical backdrop. Thirdly, provide the contemporary context in which your proposed research question occupies the central stage. Finally, identify “key players” and refer to the most relevant and representative publications. In short, try to paint your research question in broad brushes and at the same time bring out its significance.

The introduction typically begins with a general statement of the problem area, with a focus on a specific research problem, to be followed by the rational or justification for the proposed study. The introduction generally covers the following elements:
1. State the research problem, which is often referred to as the purpose of the study.
2. Provide the context and set the stage for your research question in such a way as to show its necessity and importance.
3. Present the rationale of your proposed study and clearly indicate why it is worth doing.
4. Briefly describe the major issues and sub-problems to be addressed by your research.
5. Identify the key independent and dependent variables of your experiment. Alternatively, specify the phenomenon you want to study.
6. State your hypothesis or theory, if any.
7. Set the delimitation or boundaries of your proposed research in order to provide a clear focus.
8. Provide definitions of key concepts. (This is optional.)

Literature Review:
Sometimes the literature review is incorporated into the introduction section. However, most professors prefer a separate section, which allows a more thorough review of the literature.
The literature review serves several important functions:
1. Ensures that you are not “reinventing the wheel”.
2. Gives credits to those who have laid the groundwork for your research.
3. Demonstrates your knowledge of the research problem.
4. Demonstrates your understanding of the theoretical and research issues related to your research question.
5. Shows your ability to critically evaluate relevant literature information.
6. Indicates your ability to integrate and synthesize the existing literature.
7. Provides new theoretical insights or develops a new model as the conceptual framework for your research.
8. Convinces your reader that your proposed research will make a significant and substantial contribution to the literature (i.e., resolving an important theoretical issue or filling a major gap in the literature).

Most students’ literature reviews suffer from the following problems:
• Lacking organization and structure
• Lacking focus, unity and coherence
• Being repetitive and verbose
• Failing to cite influential papers
• Failing to keep up with recent developments
• Failing to critically evaluate cited papers
• Citing irrelevant or trivial references
• Depending too much on secondary sources

Your scholarship and research competence will be questioned if any of the above applies to your proposal.