Unit II Classroom Applications of Fieldwork Basics
Lessons 3 and 4
Individual Roles in the Field
TAPE OPERATOR and LOGGER
Interviewer _______________________________________ Date _________________________
CHECKLIST: Did you:
____ Place FRESH batteries in the audio recorder?
____ Test the machine in advance to ensure that it is working properly?
____ Place the microphone close to the Interviewee? (If possible, use a microphone that plugs into the machine, rather than a built-in one.)
____ Set the counter to ZERO?
____ Pause the recording to test the recorder after the Oral Release Form was read, ensuring that you can hear the Interviewee and that the equipment is working properly?
____ If headphones are available, did you listen to the entire interview through headphones so that you could continually check the sound?
____ Fill out a Audio Log, listing key subjects, and match the subjects with the counter?
____ Monitor the battery power?
____ Label the audio file with names, date, and setting of the interview? See the sample below?
Community Guest's Name. Nov. 23, 2012. Greenfields Middle School, Greenfields,Louisiana
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
____ Audio recorder(s) or video camera(s)
____ Extra batteries
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