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Qualitative Human-Centered Research

In Roadwork Ahead (page 8) the idea of Qualitative Human-Centric Research was mentioned. It is described as the "active consultation of people".


In this report, which dove into the sustainability of open source, it helped the researchers reach flexibility while researching. They formulated a large set of questions for interviews to draw from, then allowed interviewees to emphasize topics they cared about. The researchers allowed the interviewees to suggest questions back to the list.

In 'Roadwork Ahead' researchers chose 7 broad categories. I feel this is a sweet spot between too many, and too few.


Future Reading

The researchers also mentioned On Trust and Transparency in their notes.

TODO: Read this more.