Date of Award
Dr. Joe Jeffers
The goal of this experiment was to confirm the response of insects to ultraviolet light as compared to white light. This is the data collecting portion of the experiment.
Another equally important objective was simply to observe and record the insects' response to the light and their relation to factors other than the light itself. The possibility of a connection between the number of insects attracted to the light and the intensity of the moonlight was not thought of until later in the experiment.
To develop my powers of observation was an important goal. Any type of research is more than simply data collection; although data collection is an important part.
Matthews, Tim, "Response of Insects to Ultraviolet Light as Compared to White Light and Observation of Other Factors Involved in their Response, Part 2" (1974). Honors Theses. 609.