To be a researcher is interesting…

Feeling that you can be a scientist is great, if we suppose to do it for our pleasure or we are not limited by the deadlines.

The most memorable event from the first session was to collect data by having the interview with any students around the Nazarbaev University. I still remember how students were looking at me, when I asked them to answer the questions of the survey or participate in the interview. The challenge of the age was the first one. The next challenge  was the limit of the time, because the deadline was the next day and we had to write the transcripts, make coding and analyse the received information. That part of the research process was the most complicated, the only thing that helped us was our working in groups; we could do everything separately and then by exchanging materials and sharing ideas we could improve our group work.  Another challenge was to choose the research method, the Qualitative or the Quantitative, that was a big question…

This time, as the person, who has known and learnt research rules to some extent, I am not so embarrassed, because I have some experience and asking your group-mates to participate in the research is not a problem. My favourite research method is Qualitative one, because I understand how to arrange the information, collect and analyze  data, defining the instruments for this. As any other researcher I realize that in the real field of work there will be problems with finding people to participate in the project; limit of time and small scale of the data, which will be as a case study.  This small research helped me only to refresh my knowledge and practice and again we feel  the lack of time, our everlasting story…

1 thought on “To be a researcher is interesting…

  1. I appreciate you taking the time to share your ideas, Tatyana, despite “the everlasting story” of time-crunch and never-ending deadlines. Your writing is noticeably improving as you write more and more. Pay attention to just a couple of these small mistakes:

    1)”This time, as the person, who has known and learnt research rules to some extent, I am not so embarrassed, because I have some experience and asking your group-mates to participate in the research is not a problem.”

    With some edits in articles, word order, and avoiding repetition and wordiness:

    “This time, as a person who has to some extent learnt research rules, I am not so embarrassed because I have some experience. Now it is not a problem to ask my groupmates to participate in my study.”

    2) “I understand how to arrange the information, collect and analyze data, defining the instruments for this.” Look at parallelism in listing items: how to… arrange… collect… and define…

    5/5

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