Living archives on eugenics in Western Canada : interview training handbook : interviewing protocols : conducted at the University of Calgary, May 5-7, 2011

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Malacrida, Claudia
Shields, Rachel
Dale, Georgia
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University of Lethbridge
This training kit has evolved through several meetings, discussions, and workshops. It is compiled based upon several key documents including the CURA Living Archive on Eugenics (LAE) main protocol, interim workshop materials, and ethics proposals that have been submitted to the various partner universities. It has also been adapted from the Montreal Life Stories Training Workshop from the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, September 2010. This training aims to get interviewers thinking about how to conduct qualitative interviews, but more importantly, it seeks to engage interviewers with processes of how to be sensitive and aware of interviewees’ emotional and psychological needs during the research process. It will address questions of recruiting participants, legal and ethical considerations building up to the interview itself, conducting interviews with interviewees and community advocates, building trust and establishing rapport, working with interview technology, and more subtle questions of ethics, sensitivity and asking questions of people who have not only have been traumatized, but who may have intellectual disabilities or mental health challenges.
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Malacrida, C., Shields, R., & Dale, G. (2010). Living archives on eugenics in Western Canada : Interview training handbook : Interviewing protocols : Conducted at the University of Calgary, May 5-7, 2011. Lethbridge, AB: University of Lethbridge