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13 Cards in this Set

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key informant interview
the interviewer collects data from individuals who have special knowledge or perceptions that would not otherwise be available to the researcher
survey interviews
to supplement data that have been collected by other methods (confirmation survey interviews, participant construct interviews, & projective techniques)
confirmation survey interview
a structured interview that produces evidence to confirm earlier findings
participant construct interviews
used to learn how informants structure their physical and social world
projective techniques
use ambiguous stimuli to eliciet subconscious perceptions that cannot be observed in the natural setting or solicieted through regular interviewing
focus groups
a group interview addressing questions to a group of individuals who have been assembled for this specific purpose, selected because they are well informed about the research topic
informal conversational interview
qualitative; relies entirely on the spontaneous generation of questions in a natural interaction, typically one that occurs as part of ongoing participant observation fieldwork
general interview guide aproach
qualitative: involves outlining a set of topics to be explored with each respondent; order and wording are not predetermined
standardized open-ended interview
qualitative: involves a predetermined sequence and wording of the same set of questions to be asked of each respondent in order to minimize the possibility of bias
structured interview
quantitative: involves a series of closed-form questions that either have yes-no answers or can be answered by selcting from among a set of short-answer choices
semistructured interview
quantitative: involves asking a series of structured questions and then probing more deeply using open-form questions to obtain additional information
unstructured interview
quantitative: does not involve a detailed interview guide, interviewer asks questions that gradually lead the respondent to give the desired information
interview guide
specifies the questions, the sequence in which they are to be asked, and the guidelines for what the interviewer is to say at the beginning and end of each interview