After 5 weeks of maintenance and measurements, we broke down our experiment. Each tank was emptied through a sieve, and all organic material was put into labeled plastic bags.
My paper is finally finished! That being said, I regret that it doesn’t include all of the information that I found in my research. Some of the essays that I read covered very specific, niche topics, and while they were very interesting, they just didn’t fit neatly into a paper that was meant to provide a general overview.
In my last post, I discussed the books by John Gardner that I had read thus far (Individual Differences in Level of Aspiration, On Leadership, and Excellence: can we be equal and excellent too?). In this post, I will briefly discuss Gardner’s remaining works and provide some of the data that I have collected that supports my hypothesis.
I want to travel to Nauru next year to continue studying the country. After evaluating the difficulties with development further, we found that many of the pitfalls can be avoided by having one on one interviews with the citizens of the country. Some economists believe that the presence of large governments controlling aid funds can greatly reduce the effectiveness of aid dollars. In my opinion, having strong institutional capital, or the ability to create effective organizations, is the most important factor in development. Throughout my research I attempted to answer three major questions about Nauru. I first wanted to know why the country was broke, what the country can do now, and how other resource dependent countries can learn from Nauru’s mistakes.