Yesterday @Rosie_Lake asked for ideas for her LIS dissertation topic on twitter. I have been wondering about research project lately, and was keeping it back as a potential PhD topic (not that I am signed up for a PhD or anything). It sparked a little discussion on twitter, so I decided to post a quickly constructed survey here to see where the land lies (or not). I would love for Rosie to research this!
My theory: People who grew up as single children (or with a 5+ year gap to the nearest sibling) and/or were ‘sickly’ and/or ‘overly-pampered’ children (any or all of these) are more likely to choose librarianship as a subject at university.
Note added on 26 September: I have reached the 100 response limit that Survey Monkey has in its free version, so this survey is now closed.
NB. My theory does not look at success of these people, if they make ‘better’ librarians or if they even become practising librarians. It’s purely about the fact they study librarianship at university.
NB2. This is not a fully developed research project at all.