I thought this was a lovely description on pg 8 of Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming the Conversation:
When things go right, the social scientist’s interview becomes an open, easy exchange. This often happens after trust has been established, when the researcher’s notebook has been closed, when people who only a few minutes earlier had been “participants” in “your study” realize that there is something in this for them. Your question becomes their question as well. A conversation begins.
How would you describe the feeling when interviews go well? Tell us in the comments box and we’ll compile them into another post.
Categories: Committing Sociology