What are you doing right now? I bet it is not as exciting as what I'm doing. If you want your kids to become scientists, let them have a looks at my glamorous day:
Ready, Set, Go:
*open green channel
open red channel
convert green channel to grayscale
save picture in new folder
open grayscale channel 1
set particle size
grid out targets on channel 2
circle target 1 on inverted channel 1
paste into spreadsheet
move over one column
**circle next target on inverted channel 1
make sure the target you circled is correct on grid created over channel 2
copy into spreadsheet
***move over one column
repeat from ** to *** until all targets on channel 1 are analyzed
repeat procedure from * to *** until all 150 pictures are analyzed
It's like knitting...sort of.
Why don't I used software that automates all of this, you are wondering? I would LOVE to say software like that doesn't exist. It does, however, exist. It's just not free. Free is my spending limit. Being that Kelly Ripa makes more in one second of working (I learned this on VH1's Fabulous Life of Kelly Ripa) than I do in one hour, the cost of my time isn't worth gifts of time- and energy-saving software. I know I've complained about this before...
I should have been a dancer.
Not the exotic kind, though. I'm sure the spin around the pole, take off top, spin around the pole routine gets just as tedious as data analysis.