Starting the research
Once an idea or a proposal is accepted and the ways of realizing it are decided, the research goes ahead. If you did not originate the idea, but are the researcher on a production, you need to confirm what research will need to be done with the producer or editor. What is the aspect that is to be given most prominence and how will that be done? Who are the individuals or the kinds of people who will need to be contacted? Are there any potential problems?
The researcher must be able to assimilate very quickly the aims and nature of the programme being worked on, anticipate and assess the implications and discuss them tactfully with the other people involved in the production team.
It is easy to go away from a discussion with ...