Lesson 8: Types of Research: Interviews
One of the most helpful ways for the students to devise an action plan is to talk to other “experts” who have experience in dealing with the issue your students are working on. This can be done by having students interview experts outside of class, having a guest speaker visit your class, or both.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a supporting question.
Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.