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'''Seeing/Re-Seeing the Wall: Visual and Media Analysis of the Southern US Border'''

For this part of the project, we will continue to do primary research, but this time we will connect with live people. You will conduct primary research in order to find out from people you know/people in our community what they know about the border wall, what images help to create that knowledge, how this info/their beliefs/experiences/contexts create a reality/perspectives for these viewers.

*First read Border Angels: The Power of One by Enrique Morones. This will give you context about the area of the border wall from the author, someone who has lived in the area all of his life, and continues to work to effect change for those affected by border issues.
*You will model this part of your project on research work I have conducted with Dr. Gabriel Ferreyra, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at TAMU-CC. This also will give you a look at interdisciplinary research work as Dr. Ferreyra and I work in different disciplines. The focus of our research has been the visual images found related to drug trafficking along both sides of the border. refer to our project as the Drug Trafficking Project (DTP), and I will provide you with the info about our project as we work through this part.
*You will interview at least one person with first-hand knowledge/experience living near the border/crossing the border/having relatives or friends who are separated from others because of the border/working with those affected by border issues, such as Border Angels who leave water out in the desert for immigrants, border patrol agents, etc. You can use the questions from the DTP project and make adjustments that will fit what you want to focus on. You do not have to ask questions about drug trafficking; that was our focus for our research. But you are focusing on our larger question of what people with experience know about and feel about the border. (You choose Enrique Morones as already interviewed him for the DTP.)
*You can interview more than one person if you want to and have time, but numbers are not an issue here. We trying to reach any type of quantitative measure as this is qualitative research so the numbers are not as important. Also, in order to do a larger group you would need IRB approval, and we have time for that.
*One question that we actually added for the DTP, and that I want you all to use, focused on the visual aspect of the border wall (of fence more on that later). We asked, you think of the border fence, what image do you have in your mind, and how does that image represent what you think about the fence? So you will all need to ask that one question. I think it will provide for an interesting focus and connect to our work in Part I, as well as provide a conclusion built on info from our entire group.
*How you conduct the interview is up to you in person, by email/phone/Face Time, etc.
*Next put together Interview Field Notes. These will include an introductory part where you let our group know who you interviewed and why, and enough context about the person so we can understand the other info you provide. The second part will be the actual transcript (or transcript summary) of the interview. If you record the person you interview, make sure to ask for permission first, in writing. An email stating give blah blah blah permission to . works well. There are some good programs that will transcribe your voice recording to text; the better ones charge a little money but you certainly required to do that. I mention transcript summary as an option since it would be perfectly fine for you to just take notes as you interview the person and then write a summary of what you recall from the interview. That works just as well.
*Again, you will need to write a Methodology section for this part as well. I will provide the info on the methodology we use for the DPT and you can take that and summarize that for your project, just as you did with the NMR for Part I.
*The next section you write call Summary of Findings. Review your interview notes and look for themes, interesting ideas, new concepts, etc. You certainly have grand findings or tone to report, so just write about a page for this.
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