1) How did you determine your research topics?

2) What motivated you to choose a topic of high sensitivity?

3) When you decided on your study topic, did you face any challenges in finalizing your research questions?

4) When your topic and research questions were finalized, what support or resources did you need to carry out the research?

5) How did you determine which research site(s) to implement your study?

6) When you first entered the research site, what role did you play?

7) How did you explain your researcher role to the participants?

8) How did you engage the participants in your introductory meeting with them?

9) How did you build rapport and trust with the participants?

10) How did you expand the pool of your subjects?

11) How did you recruit and invite your subjects to participate in your study? Did you provide any incentive? If so, how did your subjects view the incentive?

12) How do you handle confidentiality and anonymity of your subjects?

13) Did any of the data present conflict with your personal or professional values?

14) How did you resolve your conflict? How did you protect yourself from harm (from the conflict or in the situation)?

15) How did you present your findings without disclosing your research location or the subjects involved?

16) When you sensed that someone needed counseling or other social services, what procedures did you use to safeguard confidentiality and yet make appropriate referrals?

17) How would you be sure that the government would not check with you about your subjects?

18) With whom could you debrief your feelings, particularly emotional ones?

19) What was the biggest challenge during each of your research processes?

20) Any differences between the two types of research?

21) Was the researcher’s gender an important consideration, particularly when studying sex workers?

22) Did you experience any role conflict in the process of data collection?