SPEAK INTO THE MIC, PLEASE
Many devices and apps are available to record conversations. The prof and TAs can help you find, figure out, and troubleshoot many different kinds. Here are some recommendations:
Note taking vs. recording
You’ll be recording interviews for this assignment. This does not mean that you won’t be taking notes, as well.
The actual practice of note taking has a few distinct advantages:
Many interviewees, however, are intimidated by the unflinching presence of a recorder. How can you deal with that? Ask permission (at the beginning, before hitting Record), explain why it benefits them (tell them your interest is to present them as accurately as possible, and that this is the best way to make them look their best), and offer to turn it off whenever they want to.