What we know:
What we don't know:
How we find things out:
1. INTERVIEWS- simple meet and greet or recorded in-depth interviews. All informants are asked to sign a disclosure agreement. This is so that at any time, if an individual wishes to withdraw from contributing to the project, then the responses/comments can be easily removed.
2. PARTICIPANT- OBSERVATION FIELDWORK- spending hours by the spring and analyzing the data. You may see a researcher there or not - due to work and life schedules. However, we will make all effort to spend time each week at the Spring-house.
3. LIBRARY- journals, magazines, newspapers, microfiche. Except for GOOGLEMAPS and a few other links, no internet source will be used. We love the internet, obviously. But, this kind of good, old-fashioned ethnographic research (the kind that you can stand behind and proudly sign your name to) is only found in the real world. Which includes the many wonderful resources found in our public libraries.
4. QUESTIONNAIRE - public participation through questionnaires. Fill in the blanks has never been more useful and easy to use, especially when both paper and digital formats are available. The more people who contribute the better, more accurate, more relevant this information becomes.
5. PHOTOS / PHOTOJOURNALISM - We want the thousand words and the photos to go with them.