In chapter 8 of Salsa Dancing Into the Social Sciences, Luker discusses interviewing as a form of research. As I first thought, interviews may seem straight forward and a simple question and answer process, however, the author shows otherwise. Specifically, Luker's address of "hooks" in interviews show complexity of interviews and the need for researchers to approach interviews in a methodical and strategic way.
In our day and age, time is money. People are very selective in how they spend their time and what they participate in. It seems that every other receipt, email, or website attempts to engage people in some sort of survey or participation in research, whether business, law, or academic. Because there is such a overload of research participation requests, researchers must be smart about the way they pitch the requests to the public.
I also need to take this into consideration in the research I am proposing for this course. I need to think about what methodology is best suited to the research I am conducting. As the semester progresses, I am seeing more and more how much thought and strategy is required in conducting research.