what I need is a pilot study for my thesis. it is a mixed method study.
mixed methods can be mingled in three ways: \”merging or converging, connecting and embedding.\” this study will be based on the second type,\” connecting the two datasets by having one build on the other\”. the questionnare will analyzed first and then followed by the interview analysis. the the result will be drawn accordingly.
Here is the link for the pilot survey.
I will attach a word file including the interviews.
please let me know if you need any other details.
this is more details about the study taken form the methodology chapter A mixed methods approach will be used for the purposes of this research. In the case of this study, the sequential mixed design where the qualitative approach follows the quantitative will be applied. The data will be collected using questionnaires and follow up interviews. The questionnaires will provide quantitative data and the interviews will provide qualitative data and allow a more in-depth exploration of the topic (Macnaghten and Myers 2004). The questionnaire includes 30 multiple choice questions. The research subjects will be Saudi students at university language centres in Ireland (UL, UCC, UCD, TCD). Contact will be made through the presidents of the Saudi students unions in Ireland to gather data from students. The questionnaire will be made available online and students will be sent a link via email. Participants will be given the option to volunteer for an interview by clicking an option and entering their contact details (this will be a separate link and will not be linked to the data they have given). Each volunteer will be met individually. The optimum rate of participation for the questionnaire is 60 and the goal for the interviews is 8-10.
the pilot included two students for the survey and one of them volunteered for the interview I will attach her answers in a minute. and by the way, the research questions for the study are the following: i. What are the major factors that motivate students from Saudi Arabia, who are currently studying in English schools in Ireland? ii. What are the major factors for anxiety among the students from Saudi Arabia, who are currently studying in English schools in Ireland? iii. Does studying in mixed-gender classrooms impact both male and female students from Saudi Arabia, who are currently studying in English schools in Ireland?