Interviewing is the main research method used in the Local Fisheries Knowledge
Project. Other methods for conducting cultural research include written surveys,
participant observation, and participatory action research.
conducted for this project are exploratory, semi-structured interviews.
That is, each interview is designed around a particular
topic of interest (e.g., fishing folk art or migratory
of a marine species). The interviewer asks a series of
predetermined questions to guide the interview and to learn
from the interviewee
about the topic. During the interview, the interviewer
also asks follow-up questions spontaneously based on the