The problems and challenges I am facing during my research experience is developing great questions for the interview with children and parents for the Child Security research. We've brainstormed multiple questions and methods for both children and parents and tested them throughout interviews. Our main focus is getting as much information as we can from them without being repetitive with questions. With the EULA research, my challenge is getting the decoy website to look appealing and professional.
As the program started, things were a bit slow. I can see that it's picking up now each week. I'm excited to start the interviews and develop webpages to see what results we get from each research, but with all the excitement, I still find myself being homesick. This is my first time being away from home for a long period of time, but I'll get over it!
Honestly, I think the REU will be interesting especially as we get more in depth with our research. While being here, I hope to learn more on my research as it focuses on children and how they use technology. How can we make sure our children are protected when it comes to technology? With that being said, I also want to enjoy my time here and meet new friends.