Recruiting Interview Participants
What is this?
This resource provides some tips for selecting subjects that represent a variety of perspectives on an issue to understand it fully.
When should I use this?
When you’re putting together a list of interview subjects, use this to push beyond a list of usual subject matter experts to include people who deliver services, those who receive services, and “extreme users.”
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Interviewing is one of the most common research methods in the education policy world, but they are usually limited to expert and top-level leaders. This resource encourages researchers to “look in” to people who implement a policy, “look out” to users of a policy, and “seek out” extreme users.