Week 5: Minor Complications

Apr 29, 2022

Welcome back to my project. At Small Brooklyn Psychology, I know most of the staff and faculty who work but I work closest with and shadow Dr. Mandi (she is usually the one who assigns me tasks to help out the clinic). However, she has been on (a much deserved) vacation so while I have been coming into the office, I have been focusing on the same tasks of charting and sorting data. One of the other neuropsychologists assigned me some other assessments to grade for one of her clients, so in addition to my own research I have been grading and evaluating questionnaires and tests. 

In regards to finding some reading material, we have decided that it may be better to pull out chapters from a couple of different texts as opposed to reading a text in its entirety.

Additionally, I plan to spend the next 3 weeks charting as much data as possible. It is quite a grueling and tedious process as I have to filter through 20 pages reports and 10 page background information to find the data I am looking for. Inconsistencies in data responses have been quite challenging to work with. Some of the reports contain the patient’s primary language while some of them do contain answers to questions explicitly stated on the questionnaire. I have begun to notice some patterns within my data, specifically regarding zip codes. The zip code “11215” in particular, has shown up numerous times, and I have only charted around 50 data points. This corresponds to South Slope, which is a predominantly wealthy neighborhood. However, I would assume that there are many data points from this area, not only because of close proximity to the clinic, but also because parents in this area can afford a $6000 dollar neuropsych evaluation. 

The remaining weeks I hope to spend programming and analyzing this data to ultimately create my final presentation for the conclusion of the senior project. 


One Reply to “Week 5: Minor Complications”

  1. Clara V. says:

    Good plan katie! I think a lot of ethical conversations are ignored when talking about neuropsych and social sciences overall. It’s really interesting that the both of us are looking into these issues.

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