Peers Observing Peers
What is this?
This is an interesting method that enlists the people you’re designing a policy for as fellow researchers, such as having a teacher interview fellow teachers.
When should I use this?
Enlisting peers to observe peers is a method to consider when you have a reliable, capable, and willing group that you’re studying. Use this method to extend your research team and get candid responses that you might not be able to get as an “outsider” with this method.
More about this...
This method involves a large number of people, so it requires creating clear directions and expectations to do well. The enlistment of “peers” has the benefit of covering more ground and meaningfully involving them in your research, but it also runs the risk of relinquishing data collection to people with limited research expertise. Consider equipping helpers with methods in the prior sections.