Week 5: Thinking Differently

Mar 24, 2019

I realized this week that all my research and work has been done from the perspective of the the people sharing their homes. I decided to spend a week of research for young adults moving into those homes. I starting asking the previous interviewees if I could get in contact with the people they share their homes with. So far I have had one reply, which is the Stanford intern who lived with my grandmother over the summer. We set up a call for next week. Silicon Valley does have the highest cost to live in the United States. The average cost for a home is four to six hundred thousand dollars, which is nearly double the national average. By no means is it easy to move here, however it is still one of the most sought out places to live. I am specifically interested in what other benefits these young people might be receiving other than cheaper housing. I expect the answer to vary between every household, but I am hoping there is a common trend. I have a sheet with different topics ready for when I interview the people moving into the hosts homes.

I was able to get in touch with the psychologist from last week and we scheduled to have lunch at her home this coming week. I am excited to meet her.

4 Replies to “Week 5: Thinking Differently”

  1. Sowmya K. says:

    Hi Cole!

    This seems like a very interesting project the way it’s shaping up. It was a good idea for you to change your research perspective and look at not just the people who were sharing but also at the people who were moving in. And, it’s super lucky for you to have already gotten a response from the Stanford intern! I hope that you get a bunch more responses and see some clear trends! I can’t wait to read more.

  2. Timothy C. says:

    It seems like you are making great progress in your research, especially when you expand your research to young adults and high housing prices in the Silicon Valley. Keep up the great work.

  3. Shikha H. says:

    Hey Cole!

    Great progress on your senior project! It’s great that you changed your research perspective and even got a response from the Stanford intern! Good luck with your meeting with the psychologist!!!

  4. Athena L. says:

    Hi Cole!

    Sorry for commenting so late, I didn’t see yours! I think that it’s wonderful that you decided to look at the perspective of the younger people as well! Good luck with getting more responses, and hopefully finding a trend. I hope your meeting with the psychologist goes well, and good luck with the rest of your Project!

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