After observing in the Writing Center, I thought it would be interesting to learn more about the role gender plays during tutoring sessions. I hope to find the impact gender has on both the tutor and the tutee if any at all.
In class on Thursday, post-session write-ups were mentioned as being available for research purposes upon request. I plan to request the notes to see if there is any clues, data, or other information that could be helpful in my gender role research.
Historical data will be another resource that could prove fruitful for this research. It could offer a basis in which to compare any current data and note possible changes.
Finally, Scott suggested the idea for me to send surveys to other university writing centers to see if gender has any impact within their programs. I will need to create these survey questions and send them out as soon as possible to give the universities time to respond and incorporate their data into my research paper.