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''The outline of the interview will follow a thematic rubric including the following sections:''
''The outline of the interview will follow a thematic rubric including the following sections:''
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* Education and Discipline
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==Education and Discipline==
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''I would like to hear about the early years of your University education. What was the first field you entered?''
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*''I would like to hear about the early years of your University education. What was the first field you entered?''
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''What drew you into this area of study?''
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*''What drew you into this area of study?''
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''Can you recall a specific course that left an impression on you?''
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*''Can you recall a specific course that left an impression on you?''
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''What led you into higher level studies?''
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*''What led you into higher level studies?''
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* Early Involvement in Digital Projects
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==Early Involvement in Digital Projects==
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''Can you describe the first time you used a computer in an academic setting?''
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*''Can you describe the first time you used a computer in an academic setting?''
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''Did the computer seem a logical addition to the project or was it championed by a specific person?''
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*''Did the computer seem a logical addition to the project or was it championed by a specific person?''
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''Can you recall anyone resistant to the use of the computer?''
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*''Can you recall anyone resistant to the use of the computer?''
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* Interest in Computing
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==Interest in Computing==
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''Do you recall your first experience with a computer?''
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*''Do you recall your first experience with a computer?''
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''How did you feel about computers, for example were you comfortable with them?''  
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*''How did you feel about computers, for example were you comfortable with them?''  
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* First Major Research Project
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==First Major Research Project==
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''Describe your first major research project using the computer''
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*''Describe your first major research project using the computer''
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''What role did you play in this project?''
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*''What role did you play in this project?''
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* Technical Background
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==Technical Background==
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''Throughout your career was there technology that you needed to learn?''
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*''Throughout your career was there technology that you needed to learn?''
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''Did you need to hire an expert at any point''?
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*''Did you need to hire an expert at any point''?
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''Can you recall what programming languages you or your projects were associated with?''
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*''Can you recall what programming languages you or your projects were associated with?''
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* Educating the Greater Community
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==Educating the Greater Community==
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''Were you responsible for the creation of any courses related to your work? Workshops?''
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*''Were you responsible for the creation of any courses related to your work? Workshops?''
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''Did you design or develop any programmes to assist colleagues in their research?''
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*''Did you design or develop any programmes to assist colleagues in their research?''
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''Did you train ant graduate students?''
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*''Did you train ant graduate students?''
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* Support Structure
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==Support Structure==
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''Did you work within a particular centre or office that supported your research? At what point in your career?''
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*''Did you work within a particular centre or office that supported your research? At what point in your career?''
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''Did this structure have a specific mission or vision for its existence?''
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*''Did this structure have a specific mission or vision for its existence?''
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''Can you sketch the administrative structure or floorplan of this place?''
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*''Can you sketch the administrative structure or floorplan of this place?''
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''Where did funding come from?''
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*''Where did funding come from?''
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''What would you consider your greatest challenge for funding support?''
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*''What would you consider your greatest challenge for funding support?''
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''From where did you receive your greatest funding support?''
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*''From where did you receive your greatest funding support?''

Revision as of 18:16, 25 April 2012

Contents

Interview Protocol

The outline of the interview will follow a thematic rubric including the following sections:

Education and Discipline

  • I would like to hear about the early years of your University education. What was the first field you entered?
  • What drew you into this area of study?
  • Can you recall a specific course that left an impression on you?
  • What led you into higher level studies?

Early Involvement in Digital Projects

  • Can you describe the first time you used a computer in an academic setting?
  • Did the computer seem a logical addition to the project or was it championed by a specific person?
  • Can you recall anyone resistant to the use of the computer?

Interest in Computing

  • Do you recall your first experience with a computer?
  • How did you feel about computers, for example were you comfortable with them?

First Major Research Project

  • Describe your first major research project using the computer
  • What role did you play in this project?

Technical Background

  • Throughout your career was there technology that you needed to learn?
  • Did you need to hire an expert at any point?
  • Can you recall what programming languages you or your projects were associated with?

Educating the Greater Community

  • Were you responsible for the creation of any courses related to your work? Workshops?
  • Did you design or develop any programmes to assist colleagues in their research?
  • Did you train ant graduate students?

Support Structure

  • Did you work within a particular centre or office that supported your research? At what point in your career?
  • Did this structure have a specific mission or vision for its existence?
  • Can you sketch the administrative structure or floorplan of this place?
  • Where did funding come from?
  • What would you consider your greatest challenge for funding support?
  • From where did you receive your greatest funding support?
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