This book's unique child-centered perspective provides an easy-to-follow model for teaching research methodology to children to participate actively in their own education.
Chapter 6: Interview Techniques
Teaching Content for Session 6
Timing: 90 minutes + 45 minutes follow-up work.
The interview is a primary tool which is used a great deal, especially in qualitative research studies. Many researchers base their findings on data collected through interviews, others frequently use interviews as an additional method to give another dimension to their study to increase its relevance and validity. The interview can be used in many different ways and different question styles can be adopted to suit the purpose of the particular investigation. Skilful interviewing can help us to understand other people's feelings about important issues and find out more about their perceptions and interpretations of situations. In other words, interviewing can help us to determine people's values, [Page 64]preferences, attitudes and ...