Bridgette Whitlow-Spurlock, Ed.D is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Liberty University School of Education and is looking for home educators to take part in a research study. She is focusing on How Homeschooling Happens: A Phenomenological Study of Educational Practices in the Home Education Setting, and the purpose of her research is to examine the educational processes that occur in the homeschool environment. Additionally, this study will expand a theory of home education, which was based on the experiences of those who homeschool gifted and twice-exceptional children, to the general homeschool population.
Participants must be 18 years or older and a home educator with 3 years of experience.
If you are interested, please go to https://homeschoolresearch.wixsite.com/homeschool to determine your eligibility through a screening tool. If you are found to be eligible, participants, if willing, will be asked to participate in a recorded, virtual interview (1 hour), complete participant journals (1 hour), answer questions about a vignette (30 minutes), and review his or her interview transcripts for errors (15 minutes). Participants will be presented with informed consent information prior to participating.
Taking part in this study is completely voluntary, and participants are welcome to discontinue participation at any time.