Research interview activity updates
Since March 2020, research interviews have started in Building Connections: Schools as Community Hubs project.
After months of desk-based research, primary data collection has commenced following ethics approval.
Dr Philippa Chandler has conducted a number of interviews in Queensland and Victoria with architects, school principals, local council representatives and NGO employees involved in service-delivery.
Interviewees have been both frank and insightful. For example, interviewees were asked…
What is your advice to someone working in this context?
and answers included:
- Make sure your vision is clear (Former school principal)
- Be as collaborative as possible, be open to new ideas…it can’t be one person’s journey (Former school principal)
- Research existing examples … Know that it is worth doing and persevere … Drive it with some passion because that is the way it will all come to fruition. Stay the course (School architect #1)
- Be prepared to be frustrated. Have patience … because you will be frustrated at the … people who have a fixed view that they’re right! There’s lots of different ways to do this sort of stuff and being flexible is important (School architect #2)
We greatly appreciate the time these interviewees have given us!
Interviews will continue throughout May and June 2020 using video conferencing technology.
Dr Philippa Chandler