Sophie-Helene Thibodeau (2010 - 2011)

I had the pleasure to work with Dr. Ronis for two semesters of Basic Research Seminar. During the year I invited families to the lab in the evening and collected data using questionnaires and a video camera he had provided. I also worked on a couple projects on the side which gave me an exposure to different methods of data collections (using Taps or by putting posters around town) and became familiarised with the different steps of research (eg: I conducted a little background research for a grad student who wanted information on assessment measure).

Under the supervision of Dr. Voyer, I started my honours thesis in my last year of Psychology. He helped me conduct a study of my own by replicating his past publication on the interaction of context and tone of voice in the perception of sarcasm (See Woodland and Voyer, 2011). This study was a great topic for me as I then applied to pursue my Masters in Science in the field of Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Dalhousie. I am very grateful for my experiences as it will surly prepare me to start this new program which also requires some knowledge of research processes.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the Basic Research Seminar, the Honours program or applying to Speech and Language Pathology schools in Canada.