Importance Of Interview Questions

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Register to read the introduction… If participants would like to speak for longer than 30-45 minutes, this will be allowed in order to gain as much rich data as possible. Potential interview questions, designed to address the research questions in 3, will be tested within a small focus group, with all questions being formed on the basis of evidence within the literature. Questions will be open-ended and non-leading, in line with best practice. Potential questions include, but are not restricted to: * What changes have you noticed in your personal development whilst training as a counsellor? * What changes have you noticed in your self-awareness whilst training as a counsellor? * Have these changes had any positive impact on any of your significant close relationships? * Have they had any negative impact on any of your significant close relationships? * What, if any, have been the key changes in any significant relationships since you started training? * Have you received any help from the university in terms of preparing for or coping with these changes? * Are you aware of any help available for student’s families? * What do you feel is the extent of your responsibilities to significant …show more content…
At the end of this process, all identified themes will be discussed in a narrative format, with the use of quotations from participants to support findings and interpretations. Any interpretations will be confirmed with participants in order to ensure reliability of findings. Identifying themes can be an effective methodology for exploring lived experiences of particular phenomenon (Daly, Kellehear, and Gliksman, 1997). A process of ‘coding’ is adopted, whereby important terms, phrases or descriptions within the data are recognised and then organised into themes (Boyatzis, 1998). These themes have been described by Boyatzis (1998) as being “a pattern in the information that at minimum describes and organises the possible observations and at maximum interprets aspects of the phenomenon.” The advantages of creating such themes are vast, with the method being flexible and relatively easy to adopt. Furthermore, the findings are presented in a way that is accessible to the general population and those without a research background. Importantly, it provides an opportunity to summarise large amounts of data in a meaningful way. The method has also been praised for generating unanticipated insights (Braun and Clarke, 2006), which could be useful in innovative research such as

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