Student Research Spotlights in Business and Economics

Regan Andersen, ‘22: “Playing Games or Being Played?”


Please describe your research.

“My [research] is a study of the characteristics of in game marketing in mobile games. I further discuss potential policy changes that the Federal Trade Commission can make to protect children from harmful advertising practices. I am working in the Business Department with Jeff Langenderfer.”


Why did you decide to conduct undergraduate research while at Meredith?

“I decided to conduct undergraduate research because I wanted to try something new. I was unsure of what I wanted to do for my thesis and decided to find a fun way to enjoy my research. While I was playing the games I noticed patterns and my research idea was born!”


Why did you decide to participate in CSA Day?

“I decided to participate in CSA Day because I felt like I had an exciting topic! I wanted to share what I had found with other students and staff.”


What are you most looking forward to on CSA Day?

“I think I am looking forward to answering questions about my research.”


Is there any advice you would give to future CSA Day participants or undergraduate researchers?

“I would say to go for it and share all the hard work that you have accomplished.”



Caroline in the snow
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Caroline Welsh, ‘22: “The Connection Between the Career and Family Plans of Meredith Students”


Please describe your research.

“My honors thesis in economics [was advised by] is Dr. [Anne] York. In my presentation, I discuss how the human capital model can be used to explain investment decisions in education and career for Meredith students by looking at data about family and career plans from a survey sent to the undergraduate population.”


Why did you decide to conduct undergraduate research while at Meredith?

“In my presentation, I discuss how the human capital model can be used to explain investment decisions in education and career for Meredith students by looking at data about family and career plans from a survey sent to the undergraduate population.”


Why did you decide to participate in CSA Day?

“I am participating in CSA day because I have always looked up to those who present their research and want to be a part of this special day to present research I have been working on all year.”


What are you most looking forward to on CSA Day?

“I am looking forward to watching my friends present all their hard work as well as learning more from different concentrations on what they have found in their research.”


Is there any advice you would give to future CSA Day participants or undergraduate researchers?

“Undergraduate research has definitely been a rewarding experience here at Meredith, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested. Given that, it does require some hard work and dedication, so my advice would be to choose a topic that really interests you and to start early!”


Interviews compiled by Elinor Shelp-Peck, Co-Editor in Chief, Aminah Jenkins, Associate Editor, and Piper Carriere, Contributing Writer

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