Thursday, March 14, 2013
Conducting case study interviews
I'm thinking about the interviews for my case study and how to keep them on target and still be semi-structured. I have been thinking about how to get my stakeholders to give me more than what the questions will ask. I think that if I write my critical research question first, and then ask what a stakeholder would derive or would hear, it may keep me focused. Our class interviews showed me that there's so much more to ask than the question; what I have to figure out now is how to step back and let the subject move in its own direction. My friend Maggie (with whom I walk almost every morning) is a good sounding board; she knew immediately that the interviews, if conducted right, would give me information I might not think to ask. I reflected on my pedagogy in my case study, which veered me off track a bit. It's hard to separate the two sometimes. Think think think. Just ruminating, so I don't expect comments on this one : ) Joyce M.