1) What is a semi-structured interview?
2) What is the importance of the semi-structured interview?
3) Describe the characteristics of semi-structured interviews
Characteristics of semi-structured interviews are as follows:
- It allows the interviewer to be conversational and facilitate two-way communication.
- The interviewer can create and utilize an ‘interview guide’.
4) When will you use semi-structured interviews?
5) When not to use semi-structured interview questions?
6) List benefits of semi-structured interviews.
Benefits of semi-structured interviews are:
- With the help of semi-structured interview questions, the Interviewers can easily collect information on a specific topic.
- Informants will get the freedom to express their views.
- These interviews provide the most reliable data.
7) What are the disadvantages of semi-structured interviews?
- Semi-structured interviews require multiple resources. These resources are very costly.
- These interviews are time-consuming in order to collect information.
8) What are the guidelines for designing semi-structured interview questions?
Following are guidelines to develop semi-structured interview questions.
- Use open-ended questions so that you can get descriptive answers.
- You have to use language that participant can easily understand.
- Keep questions short as short as possible.
- Do not phrase questions as negative.
- Always ask important questions first.
9) How many times should you conduct semi-structured interview questions?
10) Why you require an interview guide?
11) Why should you record an interview?
12) Explain open-ended interview questions.
13) Explain four types of Open-ended interviews.
There are three types of open-ended interviews 1) Informal 2) semi-restrictive, and 3) Structured:
- Informal: In this interview questions, interviews do not prepare interview questions in advance rather than asking questions spontaneously.
- Semi-restrictive: In this interview guide, the interviewer uses a general outline of questions or issues. Interviewers can also ask questions on other topics based on the response of the participant.
- Structured: It is the most restrictive. Here interviewers can only ask questions on a specific topic.
14) How is a comprehensive discussion possible in semi-structured interviews?
15) How will you phrase semi-structured interview questions?
16) Give an example of semi-structured interview questions.
Some examples of semi-structured interview questions are:
- What is your task in this project?
- What are the challenges you have faced while completing the project?
- How will other people get benefit from the project you have developed?
- How you gather requirement for the project?
17) When will you end your interview?
Following factors demand that interviewers should end the interview:
- In the situation when the interviewers feel that they have asked enough questions and they are not getting new information.
- When interviewers find the respondent is tired.
- Sometimes a respondent has another commitment to attend.
18) Explain how will you identify recurrent, common, and emergent themes?
19) What is the best method to enter responses data?
20) Why is sorting question number vital?
21) Explain transcription.
22) Differentiate between qualitive and quantitative data.
Difference between qualitative and quantitative data is as follows:
|Qualitative Data||Quantitative Data|
|This data deals with descriptions.||It deals with numbers and statistics.|
|You can observe the data. It is not possible to measure data.||Quantitative data can be measured.|
|Examples of qualitative data are color, texture, tests, smells, etc.||Examples of quantitative data are the length, height, volume, area rime, cost, etc.|