Kanwal Syed- SOC 240
Mini Fieldwork Experience
Posted on March 7th, 2010 at 4:47 pm by ksyed100 and tagged , ,

The mini fieldwork experience for me was very exciting. I felt both roles were really interesting. Being the Dr. Researcher coming up with the questions for the topic was not difficult at all. The topic I chose was the quality of dining at Queens College. A couple of questions that came to mind were “Does QC dining meet all health regulations?” and “Does QC over charge students for food? Do they have good prices?” My teammate Julia and I decided to go to the Student Union. There we noted that everything seemed to be under good health regulations and we also noticed that QC offered a value meal plan to student so that it would be cheaper for them to buy food.

The role of the Senor Participant I felt that I enjoyed more doing. Taking pictures and doing photo ellicitation is really fun. The topic I had to take pictures for was necessary improvements for Queens College Campus. I chose to take pictures in Keily Hall of the bathrooms and hand sanitizers. I felt that Queens College did make an effort to help keep the school clean and healthy by putting up the sanitizers, but they still need improvement on refilling them. There is the same issue with the bathrooms they usually are kept clean in most buildings but they need more improvement, they need to clean the garbage bins and refill the toilet paper constantly.

I think for future research my teammate and I both could take more time to develop our questions and our responses. Maybe we could go in to detail with the topic given or chosen. And try to get some background history before we come up with any question or answers or taking pictures. Over all it was a good experience.

Posted on March 1st, 2010 at 4:31 pm by ksyed100 and

I would like to do my project on self esteem and maker up. Im not to sure at the moment what exactly to do but I would like to do some thing that has to do with becoming a participant of a particular group and seeing the world through their eyes.

Getting to Know Your Eyes
Posted on February 21st, 2010 at 11:35 pm by ksyed100 and tagged

This picture is taken in the “study room” in my house. For me, this is the room I see most frequently during the fall and spring semester. The dim light and cool cream walls help me to relax and concentrate when I am stressed out over an exam. My plush frog in the picture was given to me by a friend. I call it my good luck charm, it always helps me pass my exams with ease. It takes my stress away looking at the plush frog and thinking back to all the fun times ive had with my friend that had given it to me. The study room is my favorite room in the house, I always enter that room tense but always leave that room feeling calm and cool, knowing in my head “I got this, I will ace that test”.

Introducing myself
Posted on February 17th, 2010 at 4:32 pm by ksyed100 and

My name is Kanwal Syed. I just turned 22 years old and I am the youngest of two children. I live with my parents and older brother in valley stream. My parents are originally from Pakistan, but I was born here. I am a psychology and sociology major. This is hopefully my last year as an undergrad. I am planning to go to grad school for counseling. My hobbies are sketching, shopping and baking. I chose this picture because I love to bake. I bought a cupcake book that had all these cool and creative cup cakes and all sorts of desserts. I tried out a couple of recipes and they turned out great. Ever since most my family members always ask me to bake for their events and every one enjoys them. I love making people happy and seeing them smile.

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