Sunday, October 18, 2009

lab #4

I did our fourth lab on trust in America. I have created a powerpoint so I will bring in my computer tomorrow.
I went to five different houses and asked parents if they neede a baby-sitting service (my neighborhood is huge so i went to a part of it where no one knew me and i didn't know them). i told them my name, that i lived in Denver, NC, and my goal but didn't give any other information unless they asked ( so they didn't know that i lived in their community). I recieved scattered reponses, some surprising and some acceptable.
All in all, trust in America (based on my lab) rests in financial security. if you have a decent amount of money then you are trustworthy, if you don't then you are considered sketchy, or so my lab says. my lab shows that the social capital in a country-club owned community is low. you should be able to trust anyone (within reason) but as my lab shows, with money comes trust.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

lab #14

lab #14

I interviewed someone different than me by age for this lab, a family- friend who is 13 years old.

Lab # 10

I asked people if they would sell their right to vote. Everyone who I asked said no. I think that this is a good thing because it shows that most people seem to value their "voice".

See the following video to view my outcome:

lab #15

Lab #15

I went out into my neighborhood to see if people could name their neighbors. One of the people knew a lot of his neighbors while most only knew 1 or 2 of their neighbors. This shows that social capital is definately not very high around where I live. Just another thing that shows this low social capital is the fact that when I am home I never see anyone outside in my neighborhood and if I do they usually aren't very friendly.

Watch video below to see results :)