Hi everyone! Interviews are currently happening, but I haven’t gotten to email everyone yet. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this, and I will keep the quick updates coming, even when I don’t have much to report.
Research is a long, slow process. I appreciate the number of you who volunteered to be a part of the interviews and you can consider this an update instead of me spamming your inboxes. There are interviews currently scheduled through the first week of March; and I’m currently reviewing the videos in the 18-34 group to make sure I’m getting the data I need and am in the process of reviewing the videos in the 35+ group to select interview participants from that group.
The large number of people who volunteered resulted in me needing to change a tactic of my study – in order to make sure I was interviewing people who represented the people who participated in the survey (and hopefully the project), I had to change from simple randomization to a more purposeful method. The danger in random sampling became a risk of only getting one kind of story or one kind of message and missing the breadth of messages and stories that were communicated. There are definitely patterns to the videos and patterns within age groups, and these are important to take into consideration when I select participants for the interviews.
I look forward to continuing the interviews and to writing about my findings after the interviews are completed and data is analyzed.
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