Research study on online dating
Questions will be very open and relatively vague to ensure the comfort and trust of participants and to allow for a diverse, rich array of responses.In preparing to conduct the study, I first completed an outline detailing the phenomenon at hand, the purpose of the study, the theoretical perspective being taken, the research questions, the delimitations, the limitations, and a list of possible sources to review.To help reach a wide audience, study links posted here are also publicized via Twitter and an RSS feed (a combined subscriber base of over 209,000 people).
My colleagues and I have completed the studies listed below over the past few years.
To form a broad, philosophical base for the context of my research study, I rely on the notion of “the refusal of the subject-object dichotomy” provided by Steward and Mickunas (1990) and presented by Creswell in his work, “Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches” (2007).
The basis of this theory is that, “the reality of an object is only perceived within the experience of an individual” (p. I feel that this framework is applicable in my study because I am investigating the experiences of the users.
Their results, which will be presented at the international i Conference in February, point toward a more accurate interpretation of why people decide to use online dating technology, why they choose a specific site and what they consider a successful online dating experience.
"We each had used online dating sites, and were both fascinated with how and why people use these services," Magee said "We started to look at the research out there, and realized that what was missing was research into what constitutes successful online dating experiences.