Well today I submitted Chapter 3, the research methodology, for marking. It’s been 6 months in the making and I’ve learnt so much. Previously I had little idea about what research methodology and methods were about and had this preconceived notion that it was all very technical and not my bag. But do you know what?! I’ve really enjoyed it!! I’ve learnt about things I’d never heard of like ontology and epistemology and positivism and interpretivism. And not only got to grips with the terms but managed to make them applicable to my area of interest.

Part of the chapter was to carry out a pilot study and I decided to test my questionnaire with some real (not pretend!) participants. Their feedback helped me refine my method. With that, the questionnaire has been tweaked and it’s now available for completion. Sending it out into the wide world was nerve wracking to say the least but you have to let it fly for it to return, right?

So let’s hope it returns lots of interesting data and the findings offer an unique contribution to the subject

Onwards to chapter 4: findings. I’ll let you know how I’m getting on!