A 60 minute walking interview may take place inside or outside with a willing participant and a route of their choice in a dementia care home setting. Record the interview on your phone as you walk and write notes after you have completed the interview. Ask the participant about the area they are walking through using opened ended questions. i.e. “what does this place mean to you?” what do you like/dislike about this place, why have you chosen this route? The interview is intended to better understand a person’s relationship to the place. Reflect on this research.
Consider the following:
1. How does a walking interview differ from traditional sedentary interviewing?
2. Does this method have relevance in research projects?
3. Does this method have potential in professional care practice?