June Summary

During the month of June, I continued the major portion of my research this summer, recruitment. Using first-year experience, I was able to reach a large pool of incoming freshmen to the college. Once I got in contact with eligible students, I talked them through the process and gave out information about what to expect in the baseline and follow up surveys. Participants can expect one major survey before entering college and as they progress through college, follow up surveys will be distributed. The surveys ask about things like identity, family background, academic experiences, behaviors and emotions. It’ll be super interesting to see if any of these factors are associated with first-generation students.

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