Asking Questions: Questionnaires and Interviews

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  • Asking Questions: Questionnaires and Interviews
    • Questionnaires
      • Administering questionnaires
        • Face-to-face
        • Post
        • Over the phone
        • Online
      • Advantages
        • Practical
          • Easy to collect data
          • No need for researcher to be present
        • Ethical
          • Easy to ensure anonymity
      • Disadvantages
        • Theoretical
          • Questions could be misunderstood by participants and therefore, they give answers that are different to what the researcher wants
          • Hard to develop hypotheses from questionnaires
    • Interviews
      • Coding
        • Devising categories that includes a range of answers
      • Interviewing styles
        • Howard Becker
          • Advocates an aggressive style of interviewing in which the interviewee's statements are callenged
        • Ann Oakley
          • Collaborative interviewig
            • The researcher attempts to befriend, advise and helps the interviewees
      • Interviewer bias
        • Can result form the following factors:
          • The social characteristics of the interviewer
          • Leading the interviewee
          • Misunderstandings
      • Advantages
        • Practical
        • Flexible
      • Disadvantages
        • Interviewer bias

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