Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I am supposed to be journaling as part of my research plan and so far I’ve been pretty good about it. Here is a little piece from my personal research journal: I had my first real, official interview today. I was really prepared. After all, I have been preparing for this for nearly a year now. Needless to say, I still managed to forget to check the batteries in my digital recorder and alas, it didn’t work. I did have a pen and paper, so I took notes the old fashioned way. Over all the interview went really well, and I learned a lot. I also planned another meeting with this person. I laughed it off. I think that’s the first thing they teach you in Research 101, “1. Check the batteries.” I’ll just keep telling myself that it happens to everyone once ! The funniest part of the interview was when the secretary brought us glasses of Mongolian wine (at 2 in the afternoon). I was obliged to partake. When in Mongolia, eh? So, yeah, the research is off to a roaring start and I’m sure it’ll only get better.