MasterClass on Interviews

I met with six undergraduate scholarship students at ASU today, focused on presenting a masterclass on interviews. Our brainstorming led us to consider the questions we need to think about when preparing to conduct an interview with a given stakeholder, toward exploratory research.

I used examples from decades of interview practice, some of which I have been able to post here:

Collectively, the students and I had a discussion along key areas of interviews, as shown in the whiteboard brainstorming session above. We also managed to do a mock interview on tattooing (interviewer and tattoo business owner) in preparation for one of the student’s projects. We all agreed that doing a mock interview could be harder than participating in the real thing. We also noted, that one can learn from each interview, and after doing the first five or six, the skills required to elicit responses to questions would be enhanced.

Interview Research - Research Methods Guide:

Powerpoint on Overview of Interviews:

Qualitative Research Method - Interviews and Observations:

Interviewing as a Data Collection Method- A Critical Review:

Interview Methodology and Questions: An Example:

The Walking Interview:

Semi-structured Interviews: