10.11 Interviewing Notes

10.11 Interviewing - 10.11 Interviewing Notes Chapter 5 The Probing Interview When we need detailed information from a source we use a probing

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10.11 Interviewing Notes Chapter 5 The Probing Interview - When we need detailed information from a source, we use a probing interview, otherwise called a journalistic interview. - This interview can be used with friends, family, acquaintances, professors, co-workers, etc - People who use this type of interview include the regular people, teachers, police, journalists, employees, students, parents, etc Probing Interview - Probing interviews are better if they are: - Planned: know the questions in advance, and/or know what you want to find out in advance. Know the purpose, topic, interview structure - Practiced: - Experienced: How do you know if you want to take a particular class? What would you ask someone who took the class? Purpose - The WHY you are going to conduct the interview. - What information do you want? Facts, opinions, feelings, expert testimony, eye witness accounts? - Knowing the WHY will help you determine the length of time you’ll need for the interview: Who you’ll select for the interview. Where and when to conduct the interview. Topic - Have prior knowledge on the topic if possible - Use the interview to get at information you may not have access to elsewhere. Research enables you to ask intelligent, informed questions. Where do you go for research? When you are prepared, how might this affect the interview? How might this effect the perception of you in the interview? Structure - Developing your interview guide: Who, what, when, where, how, why - Plan your opening, body, and closing: Do your homework and be well informed, anticipate questions, prepare to listen Opening - Establish a positive relationship - Includes trust for an open dialog - Ice breakers if necessary: Are you comfortable with those whom you don’t know well. - Make sure the other has time to talk, is comfortable talking or feels ok to talk where you are: these establish ground rules - Understand relational history and its potential impact - Situational awareness: Consider situational variable that may affect the interview/interviewee/interviewer
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Body - This includes key questions as well as connected probing questions that focus on the information you want to find out. Make sure this is a flexible guide to allow for free thinking. Closing
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10.11 Interviewing - 10.11 Interviewing Notes Chapter 5 The Probing Interview When we need detailed information from a source we use a probing

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