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lengthy interviews, I reviewed particular questions in subsequent interviews to assure that the
perspective of the participant was maintained.
Because of the possibility of altered viewpoints, I recorded any outside influences and the
context of each interview in an interview log to assess any confounding information from
previous interview accounts.
In an attempt to address the issues of context of the research, I reviewed a list of 9
questions, taken from Watson and Watson-Franke (1985, for each of the participants. The
questions were answered for every interview with each participant. Two of the questions were
previously addressed in this chapter. A list of the questions is located in the appendix.
Prior to Data Collection
Prior to beginning data collection, I designed several documents: a list of possible
questions for a semi-structured interview separated into the four influences, an interview log at
the end of the semi-structured interview, a data collection checklist with the interview log at the
end of the checklist, a pre-interview checklist with the interview log at the end of the checklist,
and a data analysis checklist. Prior to beginning the data collection process, I performed an
Internet search using the search engine GoogleTM using the names of the four participants. I
printed all information that was discovered from this search. After doing the GoogleTM search, I
performed a search on the two local daily newspapers' Websites and printed all information that
was found using the participants' names as search terms. Finally, I searched the health science
center's Website, using the participants' names as search terms and printed all information
retrieved from the search. During the interview sessions, I verified that the information gained
during these searches was in fact about the participants and not people who shared their names.
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