Sunday, 11 December 2011

How To... Self Evaluation.

Categorise your research using the terms primary, secondary, quantitative and qualitative.

What methods of research did you find useful and why?
I found all the research beneficial, especially the factual pieces. I also liked receiving the feedback from the primary forms as it was satisfying getting the information that you'd asked for or sought out.

How did these inform your response to your problem?
When we got our feedback from the questionnaire I feel that it pushed on our project the most as it backed up our idea that what we were creating would be good for our target audience.

What methods did you encounter as problematic?
Something that was problematic was finding out how long chillies take to grow, as a lot of the information we found on the internet was quite contrasting.

How did you overcome this?
To overcome this I sent emails to different people who had a lot of knowledge in the area. I was really happy when I got two responses.

What research could you have carried out that would have proved more useful?
If I could have done further research it would have been looking further into different ways of growing chillies.

Friday, 2 December 2011

How To... Interim Crit.

Today we had a talk with Amber and Jo about the progress of our project and now it has changed direction quite a bit. It was said that maybe even with the money saving prospect it could still be hard to convince students to want to grow their own vegetables, so this is a point we will need to rethink. It was suggested that we could add some sex appeal or something similar that will attract the younger market more. Chillies were also brought up and I think this is a great idea and after thinking about it further we found lots of avenues it could go down. For example, chilli recipes, drinks and drinking games.