So, for a variety of reasons, I’ve decided to go in a new direction with my master’s paper. The reasons include the fact that my IRB application was pretty terrible and the second version of it wouldn’t be done until too late; the class I was going to experiment on didn’t have to use the SHC, which for my paper they would have needed to; and the videos weren’t going to be done in time to show them to the class anyways. Also, my master’s paper advisor is leaving to get a new job at Barnard College in NYC.
And so, instead, I’m doing a website content analysis of various archival websites to see if they are trying to teach people archival intelligence in their online user eduction. So I’m doing to do things like counting terms and then assigning them to the various aspects of archival intelligence, and see what apsects of archival intelligence the archival community is actually teaching. It should be good, and actually achievable. It will still be a lot of work, as a masters paper should be, but I think its a level of work that I can actually get done in the time that I have left here at UNC.