Every lecture of the course has helped me develop my research question and design. My research project has evolved from simply analyzing existing publicly available databases to gathering information with survey, interview and site visits. I am not only designing the research to reach optimal result, but also enhancing the quality of my research from the reviewers’ perspective.
Since I am treating my research topic as a pilot project to fit the scope of the course, there are some sub-questions can be explored further. For example, how can broadband technology help Aboriginal communities to preserve their language and cultural heritage? how can broadband technology narrow the knowledge gap between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canadians?
After learning various research methods in this course, I decide to use survey, interview, and site visit to gather data. I believe using combination of different methods can enhance data quality and research result.
After all, the most challenging part in my research project is to gain access and trust of Aboriginal community members and authorities. I would be greatly appreciated if you guys can give me some tips and advice on how to approach Aboriginal people.