Despite the data collection discrepancies experienced in the reality of the four classroom contexts of my research, I have to admire the good will and graciousness of my four colleagues, who without hesitation offered their students to be part of my research, and who didn’t flinch as my research demands grew like Topsy.
In an NCEA context, we are so tight for teaching time, and yet they, all four, were willing to offer me precious teaching time with their classes. I can’t thank them enough. In fact, I owe them.
I once took part in some research and was offered a $15 voucher which I considered an insult. Nothing would have been better. I don’t want these professionals who I respect to feel the same way. Maybe a $50 voucher? Some sort of gift? Any ideas, anyone?