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Research Report #1, Due December 14th

Use the following form to fill out a detailed, typed report that
meets the standards of academic writing.
Individual Name
SaidaMizyed
Group Name
Research Problem Statement and Question(s)
Questions:
1.HowdoAmericansgainacomparativeperspectivebetweentheAmericancultureand
Palestiniancause?

Howcanonegainanunderstandingofthingsbeyond
Americaandthemetrooccurrences,orgainacomparativeperspectives?

Isacomparativeperspectivelimitedonlytothosewhohave
travelled?

WhatcausestheAmericansocietytobecomedistantor
oblivioustowardsthePalestinianissue?

Whateffectsdoesthisbringon?
ProblemStatement:
ManyAmericanslackanunderstandingofthingsbeyondtheUnitedStatesorallthatis
notAmerican.ThroughmyresearchIwanttohelppeopleacquireacomparative
perspectivesothattheyformamoredevelopedinterpretationofglobalissues.
Explain the first research method that you are using and why.
(1 short paragraph)

ThefirstmethodofresearchIintendonconductingisinterviewing.Iwillinterviewhigh
schoolstudentsandadultsofvaryingages,races,andgenderstogainabetter
understandingofhowtheyseetheworld,andhowtheyengageonaninternationallevel.
WiththeinformationIwillgetIwillbeabletojustlyinfercodestobetteridentifythe
issueAmericanshavewithgainingacomparativeperspective.Ichosethistobemyfirst
methodbecauseIwouldhavetounderstandtheAmericansinterpretationsbeforetrying
tobroadenthem.
Describe your progress and any adjustments to your plan for
collecting data. (Refer to your research method plan, be specific about
what you have accomplished and will accomplish by when, 1-2 short
paragraphs)

Rightnow,itssortofchaotic.ButIknowitsjustbecauseIhavesomuchotherhigh
schoolandcollegework.Ineedtomakeascheduleforwhenmymethodswillbe
conductedandarrangethemallinanorderlyfashion.Otherwise,thishecticcyclewill
neverbreak.Ijustneedtobemoreorganized.Also,Ineedtounderstandmymentors
schedule.Sheisateacherandalsohastonsofwork,soIshouldvetakenthatinto
consideration.
Describe your progress and plans for analyzing the data you
have collected. (Be specific about what you have accomplished and will
accomplish by when, 1-2 short paragraphs)

IplanondecodingtheloadsofinformationIwillhopefullyget.Breakingthemdowninto
codesaccordingtothevaryinginterpretationsofthePalestiniancause,andagegroups.I

willalsobreakthematerialdownbyreferences(wheretheygottheirinformationfrom).I
willalsotryconductingworkshopswithpeople,andeducatingthemaboutthecause.I
willthenrecordtheirreaction.Howtheyfeelwiththenewinformation,andhowthey
feelabouttheinformationbeingsubdued(orwhateverthereasonwas).
What have you learned thus far that you did not know before?
(1 short paragraph)

NowthatIamworkingonthisresearchprojectalone,Icanseethatitisaveryintricate
process.Imean,Iknewthatlastyear,butIhavetobesomuchmorethoroughnowthat
Imworkingonthisindividually.Imnotthatdeepintoresearchreallyseeanything
different,butIknowsoonsomethingisboundtothrowmeoff.
What are the greatest challenges of your project thus far? (1
short paragraph)

ThechallengeIcurrentlyfaceisorganization.Iamthemostunorganizedpersononthe
faceofthisearth,andthisprojectdoesntcutit.Anotherdilemma,isthehatefulmaterial
Icanfind.NowthatIamresearchingsuchacontroversialissue,Igettoseeasideof
thingsIdontreallyenjoyseeing.Ivecomeacrossreallysubjective,anddiscriminatory
pieces.AndnowIactuallyhavetoreadandvalidatethem.Prettyheavystuff.
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