- (P#2) Project #2 requires that you prepare for, conduct, and report
on an interview with a social science professional practicing in your
field. Interview a non-academic, i.e., one in the "real world."
- The final interview report must be of the quality to become part
of the permanent collections of the Northeast Minnesota Historical
Center located in 202 Library-Annex (map).
- Note: It does not have to become part of the NMHC collections,
unless you want it to, but it must be quality enough to meet the
standards of their collections
- You only need a signed agreement if you are going to make
the information from the interview public (as they do at the
NMHC). Having said that, if the person is interesting, I recommend
that you file your report with the local Historical Society.
They like reports on regular type of people (usually it's only
the rich and famous that get included in their contemporary
- Length: depends on the interview, but probably 5 - 12 well-edited
and well-written double-spaced pages; minimum length = 5 pages.
- Your paper should read either as a biography, or a discription
of the person's primary job (with some biography included)
- The form of your paper is up to you, except that
this project can not be a simple Question-Answer Question-Answer
- That is, you must take the materials from the interview
and integrate them into a paper.
- Include a brief description of the interview itself
- describe where it was conducted, how it went, what you
think were the best parts of the interview, what maybe didn't
go as well as you might have wanted, how long it lasted, etc.
- Due at the end of the sixth week (12% of your grade, or 24 points
of a possible ca. 200 points).
- Information about Handing
in Your Paper
- Project #2 may be revised,
at your option. That is, if you are satisfied with the grade you get
at first, then you are finished with the project. On the other hand,
if you would like to revise this paper for a higher grade you may do
so. Only Project #2 may be revised for a higher grade.