Oral History Interview

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Student Reflection

What I learned about the technical parts about conducting an interview is that is that you have to have the proper kind of recording system and/or app. That is very important because you want to make sure the words being spoken come out clearly and properly. The aspect that I found most challenging was being at college and having to call my dad for the interview. This was stressful because I had to call him on someone else’s phone so I had to make sure that he was still able to be heard clearly. The aspect that was most enjoyable was honestly just being able to talk to my dad in a more formal way about his experience with the pandemic and how he was feeling. 

There was nothing that I learned from the interview that I did not already know. It was not very factual, but learning how my dad was adjusting to everything made me very happy. 

It was really nice knowing that we can do that to. We read so many and class, but I bet a lot of us thought that we could never do that, but we did. That was a very good feeling and also a really cool experience. 

It meets this assignment because just like you do for inquiry based thinking, we are asking questions and putting together answers and data to come up with what we can inquire, like a conclusion. 

For my interview check, I did Noah Chapman. The only recommendation I would have is that the person he was interviewing should have been louder. I felt like it sounded like it was very far away. Although, I do think the interview overall was good so I would use it for future assignment.

I would tell them that this assignment is very interesting and hands on, and that it is super fun way to learn a new way of critical thinking. A tip of advice that I would give them is to pay attention to not only the details of what they are talking about, but also the sounds and the way they are speaking as well.