As Janet mentioned we are scheduling synchronous sessions next week to demonstrate and discuss some ways to use online tools for online interviews. Based on the Using Elluminate for Online Interviews Doodle poll results, 21:00 GMT works for 12 of the 18 people who voted.Sorry we can't accommodate everyone! The session will be recorded, and Janet has generously offered to schedule a second session if there is interest.
Where: SCoPE Elluminate Room
When: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 21:00 GMT - Check time and date for your time zone
You will need an audio set up, ideally with a microphone. If you have not previously attended an Elluminate Live web conference, please take 5 minutes well before the session to visit www.elluminate.com/support and follow the steps for first time users. A small Java applet will request access to your PC the first time you use Elluminate, but only the first time.
Here is a tinyurl for the Elluminate Room which is handy if you're inviting colleagues by email or twitter: http://tinyurl.com/yfvjw4o
I look forward to meeting with you in Elluminate on Monday-- and to sharing with anyone who views the archived version.
For those who are following along in the book, Elluminate is what I call a "multi-channel meeting space." Other products of this kind are WebEx and Breeze; free options are possible with DimDim and WizIQ.
I will discuss some points from Chapters 6 and 7 about preparing for and conducting an interview in a multi-channel meeting space. I will focus on and demonstrate some of the unique options for visual research covered in Chapter 8.
See you there!
I am very interested in the use of visual content and activities as part of the interview. I hope there will be time in our meeting to talk about the Q Method as it particularly interests me as an interesting trigger to discussion. In reading the book it seemed to me that there was a lot more, even if simple hooks, that I could be doing to enliven my interviews (both for interviewees and for myself). I usually use skype with just VOIP (no video) .
I have a set of interviews coming up in the next month or and am honing in on practices that will make them effective and rewarding. I will be interviewing K-12 teachers about their use of unit of work in an online virtual world program and their sense of professional agency in implementation of the program. I will likely interview 20 people and I want to make sure that it is a lively, fresh and enjoyable experience eaqch time and yields quality data.
I am even considering the unstructured end of the spectrum and allowing interviewees to tell their story but am uncertain of how to implement/scaffold this effectively and creatively.
MMM... lots to consider....
I can introduce you to my friend (and co-editor for the Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration) Lynn Wilson. She is experienced with Q method.
I'll go and listen to the last 15 mins or so now.
Thanks for organising it, Janet.