Students have been involved in all aspects of the Paths on Life’s Way Project, including maintaining data bases, designing surveys, generating interview questions, piloting of instruments, mailing out surveys, entering survey data into statistical software packages, transcribing interview data and coding it in qualitative software packages, and carrying out both quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
Survey Mail out Preparation Days
Survey research is an extremely labour intensive endeavour. For each wave of mail outs, a team of 10 to 12 graduate students and the Principal Investigator work for an entire day to collate material, stuff envelopes, and affix mail labels.
Most of the participants in the Survey Mail out Preparation Days are enrolled in a UBC graduate course entitled Survey Research Methods. The day provides students the opportunity to experience first hand the techniques taught in the course.