This report serves as guidance text to be used alongside the additional dissemination of the TransRad project and not as an unfaltering account of the reasons for the varying degrees of radicalisation. Instead, this report details the methodological approach towards collecting and representing multiple interviews, and explaining similarities and differences between the many individuals, and their divergent political affiliations. The underlying realist approach is used in to explain the Contextual Background as well as the Selected Cloud Expansion Walkthrough process.
Following form the initial half of the project reports and identified key areas, a series of interviews were collectively prepared for a diverse range of willing participants. Participants were asked their names and associated groups, they were allowed the option to withdraw or redact personal information, of which just one individual did so.
Due to complications with a dynamic range of languages all needing to be translated into English, a basic set of criteria was agreed on by the consortium for each interview, however an overall process of devolution was adopted. This devolution process allowed each expert partner to, structure the majority of the interview as they wished, thus allowing for catered questions and responses to particular events.
This was carried out in the hope of gaining specific, valuable and non-generic information, and also to better collect and understand the points of view and rationale of the interviewee.
THE TOTAL INTERVIEW AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION PROCESS TOOK PLACE OVER APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS. A TOTAL OF 20 INDIVIDUAL TRANSCRIPTS WERE COLLECTED, TRANSLATED AND PROCESSED, WITH A TOTAL OF 58,988 ENGLISH WORDS. THIS TOTAL OF ENGLISH WORDS INCLUDED SHORT QUESTIONS, ASKED BY THE INTERVIEWER TO THE INTERVIEWEE, IN ORDER TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF ANSWERS THAT MAY DEVIATE OR APPEAR AMBIGUOUS TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION.
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