An Economics major who enjoys scanning through the Wall Street Journal on occasion.

Captain of the men’s soccer team at Trinity.

Reining intramural basketball champion.

Quite good at ping-pong and various futile activities, for that reason have been dubbed “activities guy”.

Looking forward to working in a cube for the better half of my life.

Informational Interview with Professor Stringham

Informational Interview with Professor Stringham

Information Interview with Professor Stringham   Professor Stringham is a professor in the formal organizations department and endowed chair of economic organizations and innovation. He is a great professor, and brings a unique method of teaching to the subject. His class, “Theory and Philosophy of Markets” has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding…

Primary Research in Economics

Primary Research in Economics

I used Data Planet to find primary research in the field of economics. Data Planet has billions of datasets related to economics: prices, employment, and income. There is no single author of the data presented, but the source, or creator, is Xignite. Xignite provides, “on-deamand financial market data covering global equities, commodities, currencies, options, fixed…

Journalism and Social Media

Journalism and Social Media

The contemporary event of my choosing is last nights GOP debate. The republican debates are always a hit in the world of twitter. The account I stumbled across is Col Morris Davis, he was the former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor and United States Air Force Colonel. Since he has a JD and various governmental law degrees,…

Evaluating Information for a Research Assignment

Evaluating Information for a Research Assignment

If you are evaluating information for a research assignment, there are certain steps to assure the quality of the source. First and foremost, the author (s), and their credentials should be taken into account. You want to make sure that the material that you are reading is legitimate. If the author of the article, book,…

Conducting Scholarly Research in Economics

Conducting Scholarly Research in Economics

Since I have never written a true research paper on an economics topic, I wasn’t sure which of the databases would yield the best results. The first step was searching the term, “economics”, into the library A-Z database.   It found 8 results on the topic of economics. I decided on two databases from those results:…

Search Scenarios

Search Scenarios

Sam Milbury Coll- 220 Research Methods and Information Resources Search Scenarios History I used WorldCat, which is the world’s largest bibliographic database, to find my books on brainwashing. The keyword “brainwashing” led to many books with that exact title, within the given year constraint. Using the advanced search tool, I was able to narrow the…