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...nts were strangers; only two of the participants were individuals I have spoken with before. My tactics in gathering my research participants varied depending on the age groups I sought after. To reach the UF student body I posted in a variety of public Facebook groups specifically geared towards UF students. I posted advertisements in Turlington and Plaza of the Americas and moreover simply went up to students asking if they had some free time to participate in a short interview while they were waiting for class to start or eating lunch. On the other hand, reaching out to the older age groups was a tad more difficult. I posted advertisements in local Gainesville eateries and called upon friends on Facebook to ask their parents or grandparents if they would participate in my interview, and eventually offered compensation for their time in meeting for the interview.
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