Best Practices in Interviewing
For this Discussion, you will view videos that depict different interviewing techniques. You will then analyze and evaluate the techniques used, and discuss how you will utilize best practices when you conduct your own interviews.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the interview mini-project assignment introduced in the Application this week. The best practices and pitfalls you identify in this assignment will help you complete the first part of the mini-project.
- Review the required reading in Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches; “Stretching” Exercises for Qualitative Researchers; and Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods for this week.
- Review the two media segments on interviewing. As you view the videos, practice your observation skills by creating field notes for yourself. Be careful to distinguish between observation and interpretation as Dr. Crawford warns in the videos.
- Evaluate the techniques used in each interview. Which practices could you use in your own interviews? Which practices should you avoid? Where did the person in the video go wrong? How could this issue have been avoided or corrected?
With these thoughts in mind:
Post 3-4 pages evaluation of the interview techniques used in both interviews. Include commentary and analysis of best practices, practices to avoid, and how this viewing experience will inform your approach to the interviewing assignment introduced in this week’s Application.