Interview Determine your purpose? Why is it useful to your research question? Why is that person/s credible? Set up interview in advance. Prepare a list of questions (factual and open-ended) Record the subject, date, time, and place Thank your interviewee
Questionnaire Write out your purpose and review your research question Figure out how many respondents you need Draft potential questions. Each question must require a short, specific answer Open ended vs. Closed questions Identify who you will survey and why they are relevant to your question
Focus Groups Can get multiple perspectives Establish a conversation See how a group of people react to a particular issue Generate data for further analysis You can use focus groups in conjunction with interviews and surveys
If you are conducting research with human subjects…Complete CITI training. Go to:https://www.citiprogram.org/default.asp?language=english---Register for an account, and complete training for: Group 2: Social & Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel---Print completion page and turn in with your final project.
Before your conference Read Chapter 11 in your textbook, and complete Proposal Part II Bring proposal to your conference so that we can discuss your study The next time that we will meet as a class will be Friday, 3/30. Don’t skip that day! Bring whatever progress you’ve made on your field research (which should be a lot!).