My dissertation has been approved by my university (IRB approval for you academics). I sent my recruitment emails. I have a flight booked to collect data in my hometown in January. I sent the first email to a parent with the live survey kids will complete before their interviews.
It’s real. If all goes according to plan the PhD will be complete by June. It’s going to be an interesting few months.
What am I studying you may want to know? The working title is “Children’s Social Media Use and Perceptions of the Lifeline of Information on the Internet” or in other words, how do kids (middle school age specifically) conceptualize the virtual world that is the Internet and the digital information that is stored there. And does their social media use have any correlation to what they do or don’t understand?