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Cal Poly Research Project Wins First Place at Social Sciences Conference

Cal Poly CWESS 1st place
Left to right: Savannah Hobbs, Nicholas Russell,
Dr. Stacey Rucas and Alla Lyubinskaya


In spring 2017, Dr. Stacey Rucas, in combination with several anthropology-geography students, undertook a research project aimed at testing for evidence of intrasexual competition within female political spheres.

Students assisted with theory development, project design, data collection, statistical analysis using SPSS and ultimate presentation of results.

The fruits of their significant investment in this project culminated in a first place award at the annual California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Sciences (C-WESS) conference in May. Congrats to this hard working team and their impressive mixed-methods approach!

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