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Writing - How to Conduct an Interview (Part 2: The Interview)

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Writing - How to Conduct an Interview (Part 2: The Interview)

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One of your best sources for writing a research paper will be obtained through conducting an interview or a series of interviews with people who have firsthand knowledge about the topic you are writing about.

1.
Immediately after an interview you should ______.
translate your notes
thank the interviewee
follow-up with the interviewee
take a break and wait a day or two to review your notes
As soon as possible after the interview you need to translate your notes and/or transcribe your tapes. Answer (a) is correct
2.
The wording of questions should be _________.
open-ended
leading
simple
multi-part
The wording of questions should be open-ended. Answer (a) is correct
3.
You should try to avoid asking this type of question.
Why
How
What
When
You should try to avoid asking “why” questions because these questions may cause the respondent to feel defensive. Answer (a) is correct
4.
In an interview you should ______________ throughout the interview.
inquire as to the comfort of the respondent
give the respondent breaks
limit the respondent's answers
intersperse fact-based questions
In an interview you should intersperse fact-based questions throughout the interview. Answer (d) is correct
5.
Above all else in an interview you should _____.
keep eye contact
avoid making judgments
keep silent
listen
Above all else in an interview you should listen. Answer (d) is correct
6.
In the sequence of questions, the first thing you should do is _______.
ask about present events
get the respondent involved
ask about past events
ask the respondent how they feel
In the sequence of questions, the first thing you should do is get the respondent (interviewee) involved. Answer (b) is correct
7.
The last questions of an interview should _____________.
wrap up the topic of the interview
include the interviewer's opinion of the interviewee
allow the respondent to provide any further information they prefer to add and their impressions of the interview
include the interviewer's understanding of the information provided by the interviewee
The last questions of an interview should allow the respondent to provide any other information they prefer to add and their impressions of the interview. Answer (c) is correct
8.
Provide ______ between major topics.
encouragement
transition
examples
clarification
Provide transition between major topics. Answer (b) is correct
9.
Encourage responses with _________.
compliments to the respondent
examples of situations related to the question
occasional nods of the head
reading from your handwritten notes
Encourage responses with occasional nods of the head. Answer (c) is correct
10.
Interview questions should be _______.
opinion based
optimistic
leading
neutral
Interview questions should be neutral. Answer (d) is correct
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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