The word interview is reported to have first been used in journalism, deriving from the 16th-century French entrevue, meaning “seeing each other, meeting briefly.” It is a form of communication based on an interaction between at least one subject who acts as interviewer and asks questions or suggests topics to stimulate the conversation and at least one other person who, as interviewee, responds to the interviewer’s stimulus. This technique is normally used to recollect information and/or the interviewee’s opinions and points of view. Generally speaking, it can be differentiated by the number of people who interact, by its typology (open, closed, semi-structured), by the medium or channel of communication (e.g., in person, virtual, written), and, most importantly, by purpose (e.g., research, journalism, diagnosis, therapy, forensic). ...

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