you will conduct three interviews in Week 3 on the basis of the interview format described below. In Week 5, you will analyze the interview content, support your analysis with a literature review, and submit your course project.
This week, for conducting interviews, identify three individuals who would be willing and have the time to speak with you, and schedule interviews with them. Plan ahead; do not procrastinate in securing individuals for this interview. Select individuals from different age groups and cultural backgrounds than your own. The three individuals should be from the following age groups:
Your task is to learn about each individual’s sense of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and understanding of gender roles and the various forces and experiences that have shaped his or her beliefs and behaviors. You can ask questions on gender, gender-related development, and sexual topics. Note that this may be considered personal or private information, which not everyone is comfortable discussing openly and honestly. Be open to accepting information respectfully, especially if an individual has set limits to conversational topics.
For conducting the interviews, follow these guidelines:
The interview format should be based on the following types of questions:
Document the responses you receive during your interview sessions, with detailed notes and specific attention to what you might observe (nonverbal actions) during the interviews.
Prior to each interview, personally complete the questionnaire that you have prepared for the interviewees. Then, following the interviews, compare the participants’ views with your own views and perspectives.
Create a summary report in an 8- to 10-page Microsoft Word document on the interviews, detailing the following information: