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.
- Complication: The researchers in Roadwork Ahead mentioned that the situation in On Trust and Transparency between the funders and grantees unknown, and sometimes undesirable effects between relationships between the two parties.
- Resolution: The team in Roadwork Ahead followed some examples from Simply Secure to place emphasis on trust and confidentiality.
The researchers also mentioned On Trust and Transparency in their notes.
TODO: Read this more.