Check List for Interview
- An interview guide: a list of topical questions to ask so that you will not get lost in topics.
- Recording device: You should have at least a smartphone, unless you also want to videotape the interview (with interviewees’ permission). Test the quality of the voice recording beforehand, and keep the recordings safe and confidential.
- Paper for notetaking: Bring a note pad to jot some keynotes or summarize the key ideas and themes after the interview.
- Consent form: Ask your interviewees to sign the form, and remember to promise confidentiality and anonymity.
- Information sheet: The sheet should include the basic information about the research, purpose and background, the duration of the interview and how the collected information will be treated afterwards.
- Privacy and safety: Make sure the environment is good enough for your interviewee to talk without distraction.
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Crow, G., & Edwards, R. (2013). What is Qualitative Interviewing? (1st ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.