StoryCorps is an example of a popular oral history initiative and is one inspiration for the ECOH Project.
The ECOH Project uses a semi-structured interview format. This means that the researcher will prepare a list of potential questions to elicit stories and reflections from the interviewee. Once the interview is underway, the researcher may depart from the question list in order to encourage the interviewee to provide more detail on a story.
Interviewees are also encouraged to share stories of their own choosing.
An interviewee can also decline to answer any question put forward by the researcher.