This journal assignment is graded for completion ("Credit/No credit") and counts for 10% of the total grade of this
This assignment needs to be completed by
11:59pm the day AFTER your Discussion Section in Week 10
(e.g. if your discussion section meets on Monday, your Research Questions are due by 11:59pm on Tuesday).
Research Question 1:
Research Question 2:
Interview Procedures & Guide
During week 11
you need to conduct your interview. Depending on your schedule, you may conduct your interview
before the deadline for submitting Journal 3.4.
However, it is important for the success of your interview that you read
the Interview Procedures (on Canvas), take the quiz, and write your Interview Guide (Journal 3.4) before you conduct your
| Interview Guide
Instructions & Expectations for Journal 3.4
Make sure to check your TA's feedback on your research questions (on Canvas) before proceeding to this part of the
What is an interview guide?
An interview guide is a tool for researchers to help direct the conversation during a semi-structured interview to topics
and issues that they want to learn about. In essence, it is a list of questions to ask the interviewee. The questions should
be ordered in a logical way, and should be phrased clearly. Remember though, in a semi-structured interview you
shouldn’t stick strictly to the interview guide. You should as follow up questions during the interview when you need
more information, or ask new questions related to interesting points that come up.
Interview guide questions are not the same as research questions. A research question describes the issue you want to
learn about, but you rarely can learn about that issue by asking others that literal question. Interview questions should
be more specific to your interviewee.
Making your own interview guide
The questions included in your interview guide should be related to
research question related to migration.
While you will probably want to ask your interviewee a few
(e.g. when did you arrive in the US?),
the majority of questions included in your guide should be
(e.g. why or how question) that your
interviewee can spend some time answering in depth.
You should also include a few ideas for follow up questions.
In the space provided below write 6-8 questions that you plan to ask your interviewee.
Grading & Submission:
Save your journal and upload it to Canvas. For this assignment Journal 3.1 – 3.4 of your
journal will be complete; the rest will not be complete.