Research Project progression update…

Previously I have blogged about my research project ‘Is Orientation Week only beneficial for first year students?’. Since writing the blog post I have produced an online survey for fellow BCM212 students, as well as submitting Assessment 2 of this research project.

My online survey was created on Survey Monkey, consisting of 10 questions. The survey consists of simple questions mostly consisting of ‘yes/no’ or short answer questions.

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Survey title

I have included an introductory statement highlighting the ethical considerations within the survey and the location of where the participant can find the data they have submitted e.g. my personal blog

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My survey introductory statement

As the week’s progress I hope to receive enough survey submissions to gather a better understanding of my research topic and sustain enough data to produce a clear research summary for Assessment 3.

Submission of Assessment 2 induced ideas for research questions to ask fellow students which are to do with my chosen topic. I also gathered knowledge on the ethical considerations to do with the project which will assist the success of my surveys. Filling in the template for assessment 2 sanctions me to consider researching in an ethical manner.

My progression in the research task has instigated challenges when conducting appropriate survey questions. Whilst fabricating the survey I found it difficult to accumulate 10 questions that did not all relate to each other too much. Therefore, I used a range of answer options for the questions I asked e.g. star ratings, multiple choice, and short answer.

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Star rating survey question

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Short answer survey question

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Multiple choice survey question

I also did not want the survey to take up too much of my participant’s time so I found myself filling out the survey countless times to instigate the expected time it would take to fill out.

I will promote the survey’s on Twitter and also let friends/family who can relate to the content know about the survey. Alongside promoting the survey on social media, during tutorial classes I will encourage fellow classmates to fill it out.


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