My survey has been out for three weeks now. I hope to reach 1,000 responses by March 31st which is the day the survey will close. Once I evaluate the responses, my research will be complete. I have began to put together everything that does not require the numbers from the survey so I think that will make things easier once I have all of the data organized and ready.
Considering my idea of what research was and my idea of what it is now, has not made a huge difference. I think the biggest thing I have learned is how to go about the entire process and which methods will be most effective. Being involved in Research Rookies made this process much easier and helped guide me by showing me my options. It also helped me with my time management. I think I am much better prepared for my next three years of college with a research project under my belt and all of the skills that came along with it. This has been a wonderful experience and I have no doubt that the skills I have learned from Research Rookies will contribute to my future.