Different Kinds of Research
- Choosing a Site Partner
- Meeting with a Site Partner
- Researching the Site Partner's Field
- Understanding the Audience
- Interviewing Your Site Partner
- Interviews with Other People
In the process of creating your project it is beneficial to also interview people other than your site partner. Potential people that you could interview are members of the audience of your work, experts in the field of your project, or your own peers. These interviews can be handled in a variety of different ways. As mentioned in interviewing your site partner, you could have a text based interview. It is not necessary to interview in this fashion; interviews can also be done in other ways. If you are looking for a general consensus among a larger group, you could make phone calls or send out email surveys to a larger group. You could also set up face to face meetings to address your questions. Your concerns and who you are interviewing can affect how you should interview. If you are concerned that your text might not quite be reaching your audience, a text based interview of an audience member may steer you in the right direction. If you are looking for more information on a subject, a face to face interview with an expert could answer those burning questions.