I am diligently trying to collect the Part II data for my mixed methods research study and it has been very slow going. Getting people to complete surveys in this day and age is getting a lot tougher to do, in my opinion. Particularly due to our being in this “microwave”, “iXYZ…”, and “Digital native” culture. People have gotten used to taking these 2-3 minute BuzzFeedish surveys and most don’t have the patience to complete a doctoral dissertation research instrument containing more than 10 quick-click items. Nevertheless, knowledge creation marches forward. I am encouraged by the support I am getting this go around through making direct appeals to academic coordinators in each graduate programs’ departments. The response has been great and today, I regressed back to my days as an admissions recruiter, I set up an information table to recruit volunteers for my survey and also do a little UGA side recruitment handing out bookmarkers I was given from the Graduate School. I was also giving out these little Zumba bracelets (pulseras) I brought back with me from the US. They seem to generate a smile when I offer them to guys. Ha ha. I also took a bunch of my business cards where I pasted the internet address to my survey on the back. I think that was a creative idea.