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Preparing and conducting interviews to collect data

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dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.contributor.author Noonan, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-06T11:47:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-06T11:47:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5588
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim To describe three styles of interviews and discuss issues regarding planning and conducting interviews. Background Interviews are probably the approach most used to collect data in studies. They are particularly useful in uncovering the story behind a participant's experiences. Researchers can follow a line of questions to gain information about a topic, or further explore responses or findings. But the researcher needs to plan and decide the format of the interview before collecting data. Review methods The authors included papers on structured, unstructured and semi-structured interviews published in a peer-reviewed journal and in English. Discussion Interviews are one of the most common methods of data collection in qualitative research. However they require the researcher to have a sound understanding of their use and appropriateness. The ability to conduct interviews is one that develops over time and to aid the researcher in developing their interview skills they should consult with other researchers, seeking comments and advice and, critically, to appraise audio recordings. Conclusion This article aims to support students who are undertaking research modules as part of their academic studies, writing a research proposal or novice researchers who are about to use interviews as a means of data collection. Implications for research/practice To conduct a successful interview, researchers need to develop their interview technique, choose the right method and carefully plan for all aspects of the process. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher RCN Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nurse Researcher;20 (5), pp. 28-32
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nr2013.05.20.5.28.e327
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Nurse Researcher, 2013, 20 (5), pp. 28-32 available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nr2013.05.20.5.28.e327 en_US
dc.subject structured interview en_US
dc.subject semi-structured interview en_US
dc.subject unstructured interviews en_US
dc.subject interview guide en_US
dc.title Preparing and conducting interviews to collect data en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-03-06T11:41:38Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.7748/nr2013.05.20.5.28.e327
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1555287
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Nurse researcher
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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