Tuesday, 5 July 2011
First research interviews
And, for the same reason, we adapted - we were looking to be short of time when we got together so we decided to have two interviews in one and so held a kind of mini focus group. And it was amazing! I haven't listened back yet or written anything up, but it felt like quite a ride and I'm so pleased that I took the whole person-centred researcher mode, as the two people who generously agreed to be interviewed expressed real pleasure at the idea that they would be co-researchers with me. So, I explained the research as best I could, Rogers' attitudes and Maslow's needs hierarchy and we were off. It felt like five minutes, but the time was up before we knew it and I feel pretty sure I didn't stick to my schedule hardly at all - however, the conversation felt very real and I feel confident that something important will emerge from it. A great experience and I'm very grateful to two very wonderful people who I feel I know a little better (and who of course will remain nameless).