“I don’t think I said it right…”

The past few weeks have been consumed with running participants, many of whom seemed slightly intimidated by the task they were asked to complete. We ended up getting a little over 30 participants found through summer classes and online. I enjoyed running participants because it gave me a chance to work with people face to face, whereas most of my research involves independent work. Each participant took about 20 minutes to run and after each session we were frequently told “I don’t think I said it right…” or “That was really hard”, which wasn’t the most encouraging thing but after listening through about half the data we have quite a bit of usable stuff so things are looking good. Having never run participants before, I enjoyed getting the chance to take more of a “leadership role” with my work but now that it’s over I can focus my time on background research and data analysis!