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Abstract Title: Comparing Qualitative Interview Methods for Students with Disabilities
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: Many research studies use methods that are not accessible or inclusive for participants with different needs and abilities. To better understand accessibility in qualitative research methods, our team conducted and compared multiple interview formats. Specifically, the formats were a typical oral interview, an asynchronously written interview, a companion-guided interview in which participants were interviewed by a participant-selected peer, and a focus group interview. We focus on a case study with three undergraduate students, who identify as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and who participated in all four interview formats. While there were affordances and constraints to each format, most participants reported that the companion-guided interview was the most enjoyable, detailed, and supportive interview compared to the other formats. In this poster, we highlight students' experiences with each type of interview and offer suggestions for interview supports that researchers can provide when designing interview studies.
Session Time: Poster Session 2
Poster Number: II-66

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Harsna Chahal
Michigan State University
OKEMOS, MI 48864
Phone: 12144024869
and Co-Presenter(s)
Regan Levy (co-presenter) - Michigan State University
Alex Reynolds (co-presenter) - Michigan State University
Paul W. Irving - Michigan State University
Jacquelyn J. Chini - University of Central Florida
Erin M. Scanlon - University of Connecticut
Vashti Sawtelle - Michigan State University
Daryl McPadden - Michigan State University