Thursday, October 20, 2011

Participant Observation

Interested in adding some participant observation into the mix.  Robson stated that it is used in case studies.  This would only be sitting in on a meeting of NAGRA representatives.  But perhaps I could find a couple of key informants for my research.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Skype Interview

Looking into using Skype as a way to interview individuals for my research proposal.  I found some guidelines from a paper by Jane K. Cater (2011) for using Skype for qualitative research "Skype: A cost effective method for qualitative research."
The link suggests using Call Recorder for Skype to record the interview, which can be downloaded from  This software records Skype audio and video.
It also suggests ways to easily transcribe the interview by using transcription software or the QuickTime control box.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Intro and Lit Review

Currently working on the introduction and literature review for research proposal.  Also been perusing some of the samples for a better feel of how others have structured their papers.  Especially interested in the appendix.  I know that I am not going to have a questionnaire or a survey, but it is going to be dependent on interviews as I've already mentioned.  I feel that it is starting to look less and less nebulous.