Unit II Classroom Applications of Fieldwork Basics
Lessons 3 and 4
Individual Roles in the Field
LEAD INTERVIEWER and NOTE TAKER
Interviewer ____________________________ Date _______________
CHECKLIST: Did you:
____ Organize your materials in advance?
____ Introduce yourself and all the members of the group to the Interviewee?
____ Begin the interview by reading the Oral Release Form into the tape recorder?
____ Stop the interview so that the audio operator could test the audio recorder, making sure that the Interviewee could be heard and that the equipment is working properly?
____ Lead the interview by asking most of the questions, but allowing all group members to participate?
____ Take notes by writing down key words and phrases, making sure that you spelled special terms and names correctly?
____ Have the Interviewee sign the Written Release Form at the end of the interview?
____ Thank the Interviewee for his/her time?
____ Conduct the interview in an ethical, courteous, and respectful manner?
____ File every piece of paper from this Interview in the Archive Folder?
____ Write and send the Interviewee a thank-you note?
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
____ Journal paper and clipboard, Notetaking Forms, or laptop computer
____ Pens and pencils
____ The list of questions generated by your group
____ Folklife Interview Form, Written Release Form, Oral Release Form
____ Stationery for thank-you note
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