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The data collection checklist was formulated to ensure that consistency was followed
throughout the data collection process. Prior to each interview, I reviewed the data collection
checklist and answered all pertinent questions. An interview log was located at the end of the
data collection checklist to ensure that an interview log would be used during each interview.
The pre-interview checklist was designed to ensure that all items needed for the interview
were available during the interview. This checklist was formulated after the interview data
collection process began, because I forgot a pencil during 1 interview. The questions were based
on the practical needs of an interview session so that not only the consistency of data collection
could be maintained, but the functionality of the tools used during the interview could be
assessed prior to the interview. A contingency for tape recorder failure was also provided for in
the pre-interview checklist, based on previous experiences I had as a practicing journalist. Again,
an interview log was located at the end of the pre-interview checklist to ensure that an interview
log would be used during each interview session.
A data analysis checklist was designed to keep the data collection process on track. Based
on the data collection process, the data analysis checklist was altered to take into account the
amount of rich data that I gathered during the interviewing process.
An initial list of questions was formulated in the semi-structured interview form. A copy
of these questions was sent to each interview participant prior to each interview with a request
for feedback or additional questions. Suggestions were made, but no one submitted additional
questions. After the first interview, I added questions to the semi-structured interview based on
review of the interviews and knowledge of the participants. Questions that were not related to
particular participants were deleted, and questions were molded to fit the interview participants'
life history. Thus the semi-structured interview was an emergent document based on individual
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