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Writing - How to Conduct an Interview (Part 1: The Preparation)

There are different types of interviews.

Writing - How to Conduct an Interview (Part 1: The Preparation)

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Often times when you are asked to do a research paper or to give a presentation, your main source, or an important source for your information, comes through conducting interviews.

1.
Before you start to design your interview questions you should ___________________ that can fill in the gaps to your research.
contact the person or persons to be interviewed to tell them what you are looking for
clearly determine what the problem or situation is and then what additional information is needed to be asked
see what other interviewers have asked regarding the topic of your research paper
articulate your understanding of what is most important
Before you start to design your interview questions you should clearly determine what the problem or situation is and then what additional information is needed to be asked that can fill in the gaps to your research. Answer (b) is correct
2.
This type of interview is where all interviewees are asked the same questions and asked to choose answers from among the same set of alternatives.
Standardized, open-ended interview
Informal, conversational interview
Closed, fixed-response interview
General interview guide approach
In a closed, fixed-response interview, all interviewees are asked the same questions and asked to choose answers from among the same set of alternatives. Answer (c) is correct
3.
These types of questions are about what people have seen, touched, heard, tasted or smelled.
Feelings
Knowledge
Sensory
Behaviors
Sensory questions are about what people have seen, touched, heard, tasted or smelled. Answer (c) is correct
4.
You should do this with the first few questions that you will ask in your interview.
Memorize them
Read them out loud
Make them more personal
Narrow the scope of the situation
You should memorize the first few questions before the interview. This allows you to look directly at the interviewee and make them feel important to you and your research. Answer (a) is correct
5.
On average, an interview should last about ______.
15 to 20 minutes
10 to 15 minutes
20 to 25 minutes
15 to 25 minutes
On average, an interview should last about 15 to 20 minutes tops. Answer (a) is correct
6.
An interview is ___________.
a research tool to use instead of reading materials
the recording of a discussion by the use of a tape recorder
a group discussion where the answer to a problem is solved
a live one-on-one discussion with another person
An interview is a live one-on-one discussion with another person. Answer (d) is correct
7.
When interviewing, choose a setting ______.
with comfortable seating
with bright lights
with little distractions
without windows
When interviewing, choose a setting with little distractions. Answer (c) is correct
8.
In this type of interview, no predetermined questions are asked.
Closed, fixed-response interview
General interview guide approach
Standardized, open-ended interview
Informal, conversational interview
In an informal, conversational type of interview, no predetermined questions are asked. Answer (d) is correct
9.
This is where respondents are free to choose how to answer the question, i.e., they don't select "yes" or "no" or provide a numeric rating, etc.
Leading questions
Open-ended questions
Closed-ended questions
Standardized questions
An open-ended question is where respondents are free to choose how to answer the question, i.e., they don't select "yes" or "no" or provide a numeric rating, etc. Answer (b) is correct
10.
Which of the following is NOT an interview format?
Tape recording
Handwritten letter
Videotaping
Face-to-face
Formats of taking an interview include face-to-face interview, tape recording interview, taking handwritten notes of the interview and videotaping the interview. Writing a letter is not an interview format. Answer (b) is correct
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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