IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
This study aims to present the challenges that the author as a PhD student experienced in planning and collection of data for her dissertation. The thesis utilized a quantitative research method to assess Iranian Students’ readiness for using mobile technology in English language learning at an Open Learning University in Iran. The instruments consisted of web surveys (27 questions). The challenges that the author encountered during data collection are organized into three categories: the researcher, participants and supervisory team.