The Great Sauce Debate is this simple. Where do you put your barbecue and tomato sauce? The fridge or cupboard? And the responses were both aggressive and hilarious.
Through this procedure of initialising the questions, interviewing the interviewee and editing the voice recording, I seemed to acknowledge things I could have done better and things I achieved well.
I found all my questions were quite interesting and open ended, therefore giving the interviewee a chance to speak about the specific topic in a broad manner. I had also made a couple of extra questions just incase the interviewee gave short answers to make sure it covered the duration that was needed for this assessment. The questions were written down on a piece of paper in big writing so I didn’t get lost through the interview.
I felt as though with the interview, I did create a quiet environment, although there was a bit of echo through the room which was noticed in the recording. Through Taylor speaking there were times I noticed myself speaking over him e.g. saying “ok” or agreeing with his statement. Next time I will consider to stay quiet and show acknowledgement through smiling and nodding as it did come across distracting. Through the interview I aimed to achieve a high level of rappor through eye contact, smiling and conversing with him during the interview.
Editing the video was probably the hardest part of the process, as I wouldn’t classify myself great with computers and editing apps. I also found it difficult with my little knowledge to be able to cut out his language errors including “um”and “like” in a way that came of unnoticeable.
Through this whole process, I was able to recognise how much I enjoy interviewing people as the interviewee can share experiences and knowledge that you may have not known before. Although I was anxious about going out of my way to interview a stranger, I noticed people are much more eager to be an interviewee.