research methods : interviews

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Interviews: type of self report data that is always carried out face-to-face

  • the psychologists directly asks questions to the interviewee 
  • often questions are open so that participants can give a more in-depth answer 

structured interviews:

  • questions are predetermined
  • everyone interviewed has the same set of questions

unstrutured interviews:

  • have no set questions
  • inteveiwer asks questions based on interviewees answers
  • interview runs more like…

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