- The interviewee should sign a release
agreement giving the interviewer permission to use the interview for the stated purposes.
- The interviewer should not violate but
protect any information given by the interviewee that is considered confidential, whether
given on or off the record.
- The interviewer (or his school or agency)
- Prepare and preserve easily usable records.
Keep a list of interviewee names and addresses, biographical information, release
agreements, restrictions on the use of the interview, etc.
- Have the interview transcribed and let the
interviewee read what he/she has said.
- Make the interviews available for others (if
the interviewee allows others to use them).
METHODS OF PRESENTING ORAL INTERVIEWS:
Writing and research
- Write an article using the interview tapes
- See is you can find other sources (books,
articles, letters, reports, etc.) that can document what the interviewee has stated in
Publishing the interviews
Videotaping the interviews
Making public presentations
- Media presentations (radio or television)
- Stage presentations
Computer and interactive video