Well, not really, but the surveys have all been entered
Just today, the fabulous Master’s student who has been helping us with our research, Anjar, let me know that he’d finished entering all of the survey responses into our data management system.
That’s how many survey responses we have! I’m thrilled. Now the sense-making and interpretation begins. As Puji and I prepare for next week’s presentations to two different “communities of inquiry” (see Tavory & Timmermans’s 2014 book Abductive Analysis: Theorizing Qualitative Research if you’re curious), we will be spending the next few days looking at the data and trying to figure out what to highlight and get some feedback on.
In case you’re curious, here’s a bit about the young people who participated in our research:
- Of the 615 who provided their gender, there were 227 boys and 388 girls. When given the choice to opt out of participating in the survey, it was more often boys who declined to participate. In addition, Puji tells me that many of the teachers indicated that there are more girls than boys in many of these classrooms.
- 69 in Grade 7
- 78 in Grade 8
- 75 in Grade 9
- 89 in Grade 10
- 161 in Grade 11
- 136 in Grade 12
- 86.6% identify as Muslims, 8.4% as Catholic, 4.6% as Christian, 0.5% as Hindu, and only 1 student as Buddhist.
- 600 of these participants have a mobile phone of their own, and 530 of them say that they have access to those phones while at school.
As we begin to analyze these data, put them in conversation with the focus group discussions still underway (the last one is scheduled for my FINAL MORNING here in Semarang next week!), more will be revealed and shared. Suffice it to say, as I prepare to leave Indonesia in less than two weeks, I am pleased with what we have been able to accomplish in terms of the research study. I can’t wait to dig into these survey responses and learn from these 618 young people!