Interviews are typically between two people, an interviewer and interviewee. The main task in interviewing is to understand the meaning of what the interviewees say. Interviewing, when considered as a method for conducting qualitative research, is a technique used to understand the experiences of others.

Elements of an Interview

Objectives

  • To develop list of interview tips
  • To practice interview skills

Qualities of a Good Interview: Non-verbals and Question-Asking

Objectives

  • To learn the elements of an effective interview
  • To practice non-verbal communication
  • To develop skills for asking questions

What to Ask, Who to Interview

Objectives

  • To decide on goals of the interview
  • To determine who to interview, based on goals
  • To figure out what to ask, based on goals

Interview Planning

Objectives

  • To consider steps needed to prepare for, conduct, and keep a record of interviews
  • To apply steps and practice the interviewing process with a team member

Interview Practice: The Introduction (Part 1)

Objectives

  • To prepare for interviewing
  • To practice the start of an interview

Interview Practice: Dealing with Challenges (Part 2)

Objectives

  • To prepare to conduct interviews
  • To practice interviewing

Interview Practice: Closing Interviews and Full Practice (Part 3)

Objectives

  • To learn steps for the end of the interview
  • To practice full interviews

Coding Interview Results

Objectives

  • To learn how to code interviews
  • To code results from interviews

Interview Themes

Objectives

  • To analyze data from interviews
  • To identify themes from interviews