RPTS 336 - (13) Interviewing (student version)

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Unformatted text preview: Interviewing RPTS 336: Recreation Research & Analysis Woosnam October 12, 2011 _Structured: Closed-ended _ _ Standardized open-ended _ _ Semi-structured _: general interview script _ Unstructured _: informal conversation Four approaches to interviewing ◦ Question and response categories determined in advance ◦ Only format of interview that is quantitative ! ? ? ◦ Responses are _ fixed _ Strengths Data analysis is simple Responses can be compared and easily aggregated ? ? ? Can ask many questions in a short time Weaknesses Viewed as “ interview-light ” Respondents responses must fit into the researcher’s categories May be perceived as impersonal, irrelevant, & mechanistic Limited responses choices No rich data Structured: Closed-ended ◦ A set of questions _____wtitten in advance_______ ◦ Worded/arranged in the same order to guide each respondent ◦ Likely used more in focus groups Strengths Exact instrument used is available for inspection Variation among interviewers can be minimized Interview is highly focused Weaknesses Little flexibility Wording can limit probing and ease of interview Structured: Standardized open-ended ◦...
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  • Spring '11
  • woo
  • Semi-structured interview, Documentary film techniques, Child node, Recreation Research & Analysis, general interview script

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