Samples and Illustrations

The brief text selections linked to this page illustrate some of the challenges that researchers can face in conducting field interviews. The excerpts were selected from interview transcripts prepared by graduate students enrolled in an introductory course on qualitative research methods taught by Jon Wagner in the UC Davis School of Education. The students gave us permission to use selections from their coursework as "real world examples" that other students could read and think about as they pursued qualitative research projects of their own.

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