This project is a continuation of my work in the seminar program Honors in the Major, in which I got the opportunity to create my own original research under the guidance of my Global Affairs faculty, Dr. Niklas Hultin. This semester, I decided to gather more data on my stakeholders’ perceptions by distributing surveys to various tutoring centers in HCMC as well as using Qualtrics, an online survey platform, to ask the same questions with potential participants through social media outreach. I spend a lot of time learning a significant amount of knowledge about the process of effective and efficient question design as well as the ethics regarding research involving human subject interactions.
My long-term plan after graduation is to work on the Hill assisting Members of Congress in creating and amending policies. This project allows me to investigate how the people that are directly affected by the regulations of private tutoring interpret and perceive them. So far, I have learned that regulations most often will have some unintended consequences during or after enforcement that are drastically different from the initial goals of the policies. It is very exciting to be able to see the connection between the developments of my research as it unfolds with what I have previously learned in class.