Structured interview - Theoretical considerations

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Structured Interview -

Theoretical considerations

  • Positivists prefer structured interviews because they are reliable - This means the method is trustworthy.
  • The interviewer is regarded as objective ( un-biast )
  • However interpritavists focus on the meanings of a social action and prefer un-structured interviews.

Practical considerations

  • High in reliability ( Trustworthy, the research can be repeated by other interviewers ) - standardised procedure.
  • Reliable means trustworthy/consistency. With regard to method -

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