Postgraduate study skills: Conducting an interview Page 11 of 16 Next Interviews provide a qualitative method of gathering evidence, data or information. Unstructured Interview- there is not set of questions with the interview taking a conversational format.
It is a relatively formless interview style that researchers use to establish rapport and comfort with the participant, and is extremely helpful when researchers are discussing sensitive topics.
Modern digital recorders allow you to download a recording onto a computer and then slow it down to a useful speed. Similar questions are asked of each interviewee, although supplementary questions can be asked as appropriate. You do not have to worry about needing to conduct several rounds of interviews because your interview protocol will keep you focused on gathering all the information that you need to answer your research question.
It makes for expedient interviewing and will gather the correct information that you need, so there should not be much need for you to do follow-up interviews for missed or forgotten questions. Do you need to add any questions or topic areas?
The e-book covers all stages of writing a dissertation starting from the selection to the research area to submitting the completed version of the work within the deadline. Well, the answer is that it depends on your research design and what you want to accomplish. They often progress in the manner a normal conversation would, however it concerns the research topic under review.
This is the much needed first hand account that provides legitimacy to your work. Unstructured interview. The interviewer uses at most an 'aide memoir' - notes to jog the memory - rather than a list of questions.