Preparation for Interviewing

The first is to do all the reading before you come to class, and to participate in class discussion. The course is a seminar and not a lecture. • The second enforces, but also aids, the first. You are to write and post “reaction” memos to the course readings. You must do this for at least two of the sessions in each module (i.e. at least 6 in total). These memos need not be long – a page or two at most – and they are “graded” only for seriousness (i.e. you can react; we’ll talk about this on the first day). They are to posted to Courseworks by midnight the Wednesday before class. Their purpose is to force you to engage actively with the material before you walk in the room and, at the same time, to allow us and others to have some sense of the different reactions people have to the assigned readings. We do not require you to write and circulate memos each week, though you are welcome to (it’s a good habit!), only because we know that you have lots of demands on your time and sometimes it may be all you can do to get the reading done and you just won’t have time to circulate something by the deadline. For reading memo: choose 1 from 3 options 1. summarize each readings 2.pick up passage in each reading you think it is important and discuss it , and why this is important? 3. point out your question in each reading, and where you don’t understand. point the helpful and unhelpful parts in each reading. but don’t criticize them!
9/20/18 Module A2 (Meadow): Asking Questions [Meet at 2:10]
• “Preparation for Interviewing,” in Learning from Strangers.
• “Interviewing,” in Learning from Strangers.
• “The Interview: From Research Questions to Interview Questions,” in Discovering Qualitative Methods.
• “The Interview: Interaction, Talk and Text,” in Discovering Qualitative Methods.
• Meadow, Tey. “IRB Application”

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