Research Methods : self-report techniques

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Self-report technique
Any method in which a person is asked to state or explain their own feelings, opinions, behaviours and/or experiences related to a given topic
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Questionnaire
A set of written questions (sometimes referred to as 'items' ) used assess a person's thoughts and/or experiences
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Interview
A 'live' encounter (face-to-face or phone) where an interviewer asks a set of question to assess interviewee's thoughts and/or experiences.
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Open questions
Questions for which there is no fixed choice of response and respondents can answer in any way they wish; e.g. why did you take up smoking? Tend to produce qualitative data that is rich in depth and detail but hard to analyse
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Closed questions
Questions for which there is a fixed choice of responses determined by the question setter; e.g. do you smoke? Produces quantitative data that is usually easy to analyse but may lack depth and detail
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Structure interviews
Any interview where the questions are decided in advance, basically a questionnaire delivered by a person
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Unstructured interviews
The interview starts out with some general aims and possibly some questions and lets the interviewee's answers guide subsequent questions
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Semi-structured interviews
An interview that combines some pre-determined questions (as in a structured interview) and some questions developed in response to answers given (as in an unstructured interview)
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A set of written questions (sometimes referred to as 'items' ) used assess a person's thoughts and/or experiences

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Questionnaire

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A 'live' encounter (face-to-face or phone) where an interviewer asks a set of question to assess interviewee's thoughts and/or experiences.

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Questions for which there is no fixed choice of response and respondents can answer in any way they wish; e.g. why did you take up smoking? Tend to produce qualitative data that is rich in depth and detail but hard to analyse

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Questions for which there is a fixed choice of responses determined by the question setter; e.g. do you smoke? Produces quantitative data that is usually easy to analyse but may lack depth and detail

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