Workshop: Qualitative Research Workshop: Week 7
- While this exercise simulates the proposal development for conducting interviews, one way in which this is not a direct simulation is in the selection of participants. For your proposal, your intent will be to invite participants who are most likely to meet your criteria for inclusion. For this course, you are requested to invite people you know (i.e., family and friends) and exclude persons who you do not know and/or are in at-risk populations.
- The IRB also provides an Informed Consent procedure for conducting your interviews. Use the â€œIRB Verbatim Informed Consent for Practice Interviewsâ€ document in the Learning Resources as an e-mail verbatim.
- Because this is practice, it may be difficult to find participants who have experienced the phenomenon of interest. You can choose to ask your participants to pretend to have had relevant experience, or perhaps they can respond to the questions considering a similar or relevant personal experience. Remember, the purpose of this exercise is to get you familiar with the process.
BY DAY 3
In this weekâ€™s Workshop, visit your unique thread and post a response to the following:
- Outline your proposed interview procedures, providing justification of each procedure included in your list. Be sure to consider and share your plan for the following:
- Who you are considering interviewing
- Incorporation of the exact verbiage provided by the IRBâ€™s Office of Research and Compliance
- The revised interview guide, which now includes the invitation, informed consent, introductory statement, the interview, and a concluding/closing statement
- In which format to conduct the interview (e-mail, phone, or in person), with a justification for your choice and inclusion of appropriate sources (referring to articles)
- Choosing and coordinating a peer debrief with one of your classmates, which can be by phone (preferably) or e-mail and will occur after you have collected your data
BY DAY 5
Review two of your classmatesâ€™ protocols in their unique threads. Provide feedback on their proposed interview procedures. Reach out to one or two classmates to confirm who you would like to have as your peer debriefer.