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Videos from a lecture on interviewing

Author of this page: Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 3rd January 2013

Ref: Gibbs, G R (2013) "Lecture on interviewing", Online QDA Web Site,







A lecture in six parts on doing research interviews taken from a series on research methods and research design given to masters (graduate) students by Graham R Gibbs at the University of Huddersfield.


This video is public.Interviews and the Interview Society

Looks at the complexity of the question and answer interchange and the fact that we rely on people knowing how to be interviewed.



The Pros and Cons of Interviewing

Looks at the pros and cons of interviewing compared with other ways of gathering research data in the social sciences



Types of Interviews

Looks at the range of different kinds of research interview and in particular the distinction between structured and unstructured interviews.



The Interview Schedule

Examines the interview schedule. This is a "shopping list" of issues that you want the respondent to talk about in unstructured interviews.



This video is public.The Sequence of Events and Types of Question

Looks at the typical sequence of events in an unstructured interview and the range of phenomena that the interview can investigate.



Good Practice and Technology

Looks at some suggestions for good practice in carrying out research interviews and some of the uses of technology both in the interview itself and in transcribing the interview.