Week Three – 24hr ‘Net Diary’

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This week we were set the task of logging all of our actions in relation to engaging with ‘the network.’ Every time I sent an email, watched a tv episode, searched on google maps I took note, making me very aware and ashamed of my Netflix binge day. In fact, it got to the point where I had to force myself out of the house to socialise with friends to ‘balance out’ my exposure to technology.

When visualising in a chart form and comparing my findings to my classmates, it was clear I texted and used social media a lot less than the average young adult. This could have been a result of my poor multi-tasking skills (when watching Netflix, it usually has my undivided attention) but I still believe that I use Facebook and Snapchat a lot less than my peers on most days.

If I was to consider the pros and cons of this form of data collection, the sample size of data gathered was too small and therefore less reliable as everyone recorded a different day of the week (aligned with different activities such as work or uni). If a whole week was recorded, this could have assured a more accurate representation of the class’s engagement with the network.

Source:

‘How to Research’ (2010) Blaxter, L. et. al. Maidenhead, England : Open University Press 4th Edition. EBook.

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One thought on “Week Three – 24hr ‘Net Diary’

  1. Jenna, your blog is written with a strong authorial voice, and you are reflecting very thoughtfully on the subjects that you’ve written up so far. It will be very useful material when putting together your portfolio of writing.

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