Overview: This multiple-step activity helps student develop ethical best practices for interviewing that they can use for their own research projects.
Author: Emily Polk
Activity name: The Art of the Ethical Interview
Class: PWR 1/PWR 2
Activity brief description: The first part of this activity is a student-led discussion about why and how we would use interviews as primary sources in a research-based argument; the second part is a small-group activity where students share ideas, questions, and contacts for people they might like to interview and begin to generate a list of questions. The third part is a general over-view of practical interviewing tips from the New York Times website. (We discuss how these tips can be applied in an interview for an academic or scholarly article.)