1. Based on the proposal• Pretest & Actual Procedure - Lesbian couples, from any age group, who are currently in the context of parenting, and are parenting a child of any age.2. Based on actual procedure• Pretest - We interviewed a lesbian couple, both aged 56, who has been living together for 20 years now with an 18 year old child.
Revisions in Instrument: Additional questions: How did you fall in love? What made you keep the relationship that long? What do you tell the child when people asks about their father?
Results of pretest in terms of procedure We interviewed a lesbian couple in a restaurant at the area of their choice, at their time of availability. We made them sign the consent form before proceeding with the interview. We recorded the interview with a tape recorder. The interview lasted for 45 minutes. After the interview protocol, we advised the couple that we may ask for a 2nd interview if ever we need any clarifications. Revisions in procedure We interviewed couples simultaneously in order to look into the family dynamics.
1. Venue- The interview was held in a restaurant, which may be a factor that leads to the participants’ feeling of less confidentiality of the protocol, yet we did our best to choose a restaurant within the area that has the least number of customers for that particular time. 2. Interview- Maybe the couple would’ve been more comfortable if the interview was held at their home. 3. Interviewees- Questions should be practiced and memorized to avoid repetition of questions. 4. Participants- Build more rapport to make them comfortable in answering questions, so that the interview does not come off as a question and answer type of interview.- It is never easy to gather participants. We should have started looking for participants earlier, as well as additional participants for buffer.
• July 9 – Pretest• August 1 – start actual procedure (3 couples); transcribe interviews• August 6 – simultaneously do actual procedure and writing of results• August 15 – deadline of Results section