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ERIC Number: ED044931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 16
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The Interview: An Educational Research Tool. An Occasional Paper from ERIC at Stanford.
Collins, Andrew
Like all good social research methods, the interview demands careful planning and intelligent administration. The study director formulates the goals of the study, which serve as the basis for the interview schedule or instrument. The interview schedule decided upon may be standardized or unstandardized. Questions may be closed-ended or open-ended. In the field, the interviewer has four major tasks: (1) selecting or locating the respondent, (2) establishing rapport with him, (3) asking the questions in the schedule, and (4) recording the answers. Errors in interview results may be the respondent himself, by a poor relationship between the interviewer and the respondent, and by the intrviewer. Despite possible pitfalls, the interview offers many advantages to people who want to know what other people have to say. (MF)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Media and Technology.; Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.