For my peer review, I worked with Becca. For her research plans, the main thing I wanted to see more of was specificity. Here’s what I wrote for her:
“I just read your research proposal so I’d have a better idea of what you’re getting into…by “each dorm”, do you mean the few with programs that you mentioned? Are you going to set up a table or anything in the lobby to catch students’ eyes (and possibly seem more official)? You mention interviewing them, but from your ideas it sounds more like you want to conduct a survey (getting them to answer 10 or so questions on paper). You mention that you might want to ask your own questions on the side, so maybe you could end up interviewing a few students that are willing, and have a separate set of interview questions for them. Sorry if this is what you meant to begin with! As far as recording their names, I think maybe you could put their names on the (interview, not survey) papers and then make them anonymous when you quote them…you could also have an extra section at the end of your survey for people to write in extra comments or opinions that they might want to share. Hope this helped!”
In response to mine, she wanted more details on who I’ll be surveying, how I’ll be writing about them in my paper, what I mean by “art directors” (I forget that non-art people don’t know this job title right off the bat), and what I meant by “getting into the field” (of illustration).