Interview_Techniques - Session IV Interviewing Techniques...

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1 Session IV Interviewing Techniques Session Overview Overview of different interviewing methods Standardizing interviews Interviewer training Interviewing techniques • Confidentiality
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2 Learning Objectives Understand the advantages and disadvantages of various interview methods Know what to address in interviewer training Recognize good interview techniques Understand confidentiality concerns from the perspectives of both the respondent and the outbreak investigator Basic Steps of an Outbreak Investigation 1. Verify the diagnosis and confirm the outbreak 2. Define a case and conduct case finding 3. Tabulate and orient data: time, place, person 4. Take immediate control measures 5. Formulate and test hypothesis 6. Plan and execute additional studies 7. Implement and evaluate control measures 8. Communicate findings Role of Interviews in Outbreak Investigations Primary purpose: data collection Case identification Risk factor identification Hypothesis generation
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3 Interviewing Methods 1. Interviewer Administered Face-to-face Telephone 2. Self Administered Mail-out Email Web-based Questionnaire Design Interview Method Influenced by: Length and format of questionnaire Question types used in a survey Cost considerations for survey implementation Interviewing Methods Advantages and Disadvantages
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