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    • Multitasking in Young Adults Madelyne WimberleyLIBR 285-18: Research Methods in Libraries and Information Science Professor Suellen Adams November 16, 2011
    • Introduction What’s the Question?  How and why do young adults multitask? Initial Study done the Summer of 2011 showed teens ability to multitask with digital media. The initial study will beexpanded and reformed to try and give insights to how and why young adults multitask.
    • Initial Study Focus  How teens interact with digital resources such as blogs, library databases, cell phones, etc. Methodology  Observation  Observed three teens girls hold a conversation while listening to music, eating, and reading a magazine  Surveys  Online survey of 14 questions revealed digital multitasking while filling out the survey
    • New Study Participants• 30 people for interviews• Randomly chosen• Both male and female• Ages 15 to 18 yrs old• From 6 public schools spaced throughout the same city
    • New Study Methodology Observation  A minimum of three hours of observation time for each school will take place in school study areas and or media centers. Qualitative Interviews  Interviews will not have a specific structure but will have similar focuses.  What does multitasking mean to you?  How do you multitask?  How does it effect your school and social life?
    • Conclusion & Data Analysis  Interviews to be recorded and transcribed verbatim  Interviews and observation notes to be coded by independent researcher  Both open coding and axial coding will be used  QDA Program such as NVivo will be used to help narrow categories core concepts