This section will explore how I grew as a researcher and myself assessing the work I did for this project.
I would say that since Bett's story was so unknown and a lot of the information I was receiving was extremely repetitive, I really had to dig deep to find relevant information. This definitely challenged me because I grew up thinking that the Internet had an abundance of information of every topic every known. It was a surprise to find out that I had to spend over ten minutes to answer one question. This may seem like a simple realization but I also learned that sometimes to get the information you really want, you need to click on the second Google page. After continually hearing about how fantastic the Mum Bett house was, I decided to dedicate a day of research solely on the house. I learned a lot about how the Ashley's took care of the house and how large it was, but when I clicked on the second page of Google I found a link for the actual hours visiting page. I wish that I had found this site earlier so I could visit it and it could have helped me answer questions and maybe even ask the historian that work their to give me even more inside information. The most important things I learned from this experience is that information is not just going to be handed to you and that website and books, and other tangible objects are not your only sources of information but people can too. Hopefully when I visit the Ashley house the workers will be able to help me give me more detail than the websites have. Unfortunately visiting the Ashley house was not an option during this project but I really hope that over the summer I will be able to go because I feel like there are questions that can be answered after going.I think picking this small topic was good for me to push myself!