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ERIC Number: EJ718580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
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ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Research Tips: Interview Data Collection
Griffee, Dale T.
Journal of Developmental Education, v28 n3 p36-37 Spr 2005
Interviewing is a popular way of gathering qualitative research data because it is perceived as "talking," and talking is natural. This column discusses the type of interview most often used in educational evaluation: the semistructured interview. A semistructured interview means questions are predetermined, but the interviewer is free to ask for clarification. During an interview evaluation, the following issues and decisions need to be addressed: (1) Decide whom to interview; (2) Choose when to stop a particular interview; (3) Select a place for the interview; (4) Decide which questions to ask; and (5) Consider how the data will be collected.
Journal of Developmental Education, National Center for Developmental Education, Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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