This week I had an interview to do for INF1300. It was a sobering exercise. So easy to write, I’ll use this method and that method… reality is a bit more demanding. Even a one-on-one Q and A with someone you know, can surface a lot of issues about the process.
It’s a challenge to word questions without leading; to prompt without suggesting; to receive all answers with the same benign inscrutability that will (hopefully) disarm anxieties and neutralize any desire to give a more pleasing or less ignorant answer.. etc etc.
It’s a process that made me aware of how weighty the ethical issues are or can be. I didn’t find too much guidance on this in the readings for this week. But I can see that participant observation of any kind is going to be a many-layered challenge.