The initial survey consists of online questionnaires of 45 - 50 questions (dependent on how they answered individual questions), divided into 7 sessions:
The first session deals with things like name, age, profession and that kind of thing, mainly to provide me with some insight on the homogeny of the group that I'm studying.
The second session merely looks into which and how many languages the individuals speak, as well as which is their mother tongue. I expect their answers to give interesting clues in terms of where they feel that they belong.
Session three deals with where they have lived, and where they expect to live in the future, as well as what they think influences their decisions.
The fourth session deals with engagement in international communities and environments, both growing up and as adults.
The fifth session includes the questions most central to this survey - how do they define their cultural identity, what do they think influences it, and where would they define 'home'? These questions were all open ended.
Session six contains a bunch of closed questions, looking into their use of different media. The open-ended questions mostly enquire into the "why"s and "why not"s of their media use.
The last questions are merely practical - the respondent is asked to choose a level of anonymity, and is asked to provide with any contacts whom they think may fit the right profile.
Future posts will deal with the results in each session. However, due to confidentiality reasons, quotes from the respondents will be shown in the final thesis.