What did you do to make the interview process go smoothly?

Interviewing is a particular kind of conversation that goes well beyond an ordinary conversation. Interviewing requires the following:Focus: The intent is to uncover meaningful experiences and memories that respond to your research question.Talking with a stranger: The method typically involves engaging meaningfully with someone you do not know, about something personal to them.The imbalance of power: The researcher has to overcome the strangeness and perceived disadvantage the person might feel. This is achieved through conversation, empathic listening, receptivity, and respect.Reflexivity: The researcher has to be mindful of biases and personal objectives and has to use strategies such as audio recording, audit trails, and peer debriefing to manage bias.It takes practice, and that is why you will be conducting two interviews this week.Consider your first interview as being like the first pancake of a batch: It is more of a warmup and will not necessarily be your best work. Take notes (the audit trail), identify what went well and what could have gone better, and then get ready for your second interview.Learning ObjectivesStudents will:Conduct a qualitative research interviewCreate an audit trail of the processComplete peer debriefingLearning ResourcesRequired ReadingsPatton, M. Q. (2015). Qualitative research & evaluation methods: Integrating theory and practice (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.Chapter 7, “Qualitative Interviewing” (pp. 421–518)Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.Chapter 5, “Designing for Quality” (pp. 59–70)Chapter 6, “Conversational Partnerships” (pp. 71–94)Chapter 7, “The Responsive Interview as an Extended Conversation” (pp. 95–114)Chapter 8, “Structure of the Responsive Interview” (pp. 115–130)Chapter 9, “Designing Main Questions and Probes” (pp. 131–148)Chapter 10, “Preparing Follow-Up Questions” (pp. 149–170)Anney, V. N. (2014). Ensuring the quality of the findings of qualitative research: Looking at trustworthiness criteria. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies, 5(2), 272–281. Retrieved from http://jeteraps.scholarlinkresearch.com/Ensuring the Quality of the Findings of Qualitative Research: Looking at Trustworthiness Criteria by Anney, V. N., in Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS), Vol. 5/Issue 2. Copyright 2014 by Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS). Reprinted by permission of Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) via the Copyright Clearance Center.Shembari, M. (2015). Stop scribbling! 9 tools to help you record and transcribe interviews. Retrieved from http://thewritelife.com/9-tools-to-help-you-record-and-transcribe-interviews/Shenton, A. K. (2004). Strategies for ensuring trustworthiness in qualitative research projects. Education for Information 22(2), 63-75.Weiss, J. (2015, January 15). Best apps and tools for recording phone or Skype interviews [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://ijnet.org/en/resource/best-apps-and-tools-recording-phone-or-skype-interviewsWorkshop: Qualitative Research Workshop: Week 8Note: This week’s Workshop is scheduled for later in the week than most Workshops in the course. This is to allow you the opportunity to complete the participant recruitment and interview steps and then reflect on your experience in the Workshop environment.If you are collecting phone or face-to-face interviews, the audio recorder is the most important tool for ensuring accuracy in capturing the interview. In addition, you may or may not want to take notes during the interview.If you are conducting e-mail interviews, format your document using the following guidelines:The questions are clearly numbered.The language is clear.The entire protocol is included.Include a way to reach you (e-mail or phone) should the participant have questions.Remember to take notes for your audit trail of your prep work for the interview. As soon as possible, write down everything going through your head when the interview is concluded.Between Day 5 and Day 7Reach out to one of your classmates to serve as your peer-debriefing partner. Then, describe your recruitment experience, including responses to the following:How hard was it to find people to interview?Which interview format was used: e-mail or other electronic media (social media, text apps), in person, or by phone (including Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp)?Was this your preference? What was the process of setting the appointment and working out the format?What did you do to make the interview process go smoothly?By Day 7Provide your debriefing partner with your interview audio (if possible) or the transcript. Listen to your partner’s audio or read the transcript, and provide to your partner’s Workshop space feedback on the quality of the interview.Submission and Grading Information