The Transcription Process Right When Choosing A Destination Country, A Hei, And Academic Program

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I completed the transcription process right after each interview. Having completed an interview I would make adjustments to the next interview protocol as needed (Corbin & Strauss, 1990). As a result of having the transcribed interviews, I was able to have a deeper conversation with my participants with more detailed questions. The transcription process helped me organize the raw data, as well as review my posed questions and improve my interview skills. In order to understand in what ways the agents’ suggestions or opinions influence participants’ final decisions, it was necessary to investigate what factors affect students’ choices when choosing a destination country, a HEI, and academic programs. I collected data relating to the following factors: • Rationale for pursuing higher education in English-speaking countries • Reasons for using the student recruitment agency instead of completing the application process themselves • Factors (other than agents) that influence participants’ decisions in choosing destination countries • Factors (other than agents) that influence participants’ decisions when choosing HEIs • Factors (other than agents) that influence participants’ decision relating to choosing a major and program • The influence that agents have on students’ choices of destination countries • The influence that agents have on students’ choices of HEIs • The influence that agents have on students’ decisions, relating to choosing a major and courses There are two steps

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