When starting a research project, it’s good to think about what existing skills and resources you and others in your organisation have that you can build on. For example, you may have picked up some interview techniques while working on oral history projects, made a video to post on YouTube or perhaps you’ve used Survey Monkey to collect information. Use the list to review your past experience and that of colleagues to remind yourself how much you already know about:
- interviewing (facilitating open chats and discussions, one-to-one and with a group)
- audio recording
- making videos and taking photos
- designing surveys and questionnaires
- playing feedback games
- observing people and writing down your observations.