During my research, I found out that the economy of the region contributes a lot to the human trafficking that occurs. My driving question did change about 2-4 times with Ms.Park. Now that I am in the student-led research option, we are conducting an interview to have the perspective of an expert on the ethical forces that contribute to human trafficking. What has been difficult about the student-lead research component is coming up with well written questions and questions that match with our driving question. Finding credible articles with the author’s name has been difficult as well. In my next steps, I need to make sure that the “ISD” gets completed and is organized. Some things I need to do is complete the “ISD” and send the interview questions out to the person we are going to interview.We also need to make sure that there are no gaps in our research.
In the exploration of the topic, we did change the topic. At first it was child abandonment in general, but we didn’t feel that it was interesting enough to research for 2 months about it, we felt that we would lose interest in the topic. We thought more about the harsh things that children have to go through every single day of their lives and Kennya (one of my partners) thought about child trafficking. We know that it is a horrific thing that people do to children so we decided that we wouldn’t get bored of researching about it for 2 months. We got really into the topic and found our twist the same day we chose it. The twist was what goes through the mind of the capturer, the strategies that are used, why they do what they do, what happened in their life that made them do this to children?