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Interview with a group of adolescents

Find a group of teenagers to interview about their experience of growing up. Spend about twenty to thirty minutes asking them a few simple questions, such as

a. "What do you like about being a teenager? What do you dislike?"

b. "What is the best thing about your life right now? The worst thing?"

c. "What is the most important thing in your life right now?"

d. "If you could change one thing about yourself or your life, what would it be? Why?"

e. "How do you feel about the future? Why?"

Write the results of your interview and compare them to what you remember about your teenage years. What has changed? Why do you think it has?

I just need the interview becaus I know what I want to write about.

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Good morning from Cleveland, Ohio

Glad to help you out with your data collection situation. Please note that the information I am about to present is factual and not imaginary. Also, please note that those students (6)being interviewed were from a local middleclass high school wherein the sample included both Black and White students - 15 years of age. The interview took place in a group situation rather than on an individual basis.

1. What do you like about being a teenager? What do you dislike?"
a. Generally speaking all students were in agreement that the best thing about being a teenager was the prospect of being able to get a driver's license during the coming year. When asked why this was important all students agreed that having a DL would mean greater independence.
b. All students were excited and liked the idea that they could date
c. Two of the students were looking forward to being able to travel to Europe for the summer on a student program.
d. One student was excited because his parents allowing him to get a job to make extra money to buy an xBox.
e. One studnet (female) liked the idea of being a teenage because she was given ...