In-Depth Interview Essay

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For this interview I Googled for different articles about preparing for in-depth interviews. I came across this particular article that caught my attention. I chose this article because it gave me more information about preparing myself for the interview. This article titled Collecting data by in-depth interviewing by Rita Barry, Ms. Barry said in-depth interview is a type of interview that researchers use to collect information, so we can attain a better understanding of the interviewee’s point of view. This article did give me more information so I could better prepare myself to do the interview by suggesting a few pointers of what to do and what not to do. As far as the questionnaire techniques it states I should ask clear, single, open-ended …show more content…
His family background is Cuban, Canadian, Bahamian, and American. His family size is big, he is the baby in his family, he has no kids but he wants 2 kids a girl and boy, he is the head of his own house, he has 3 siblings 3 brothers. I asked about his traditions, family and religion. He answered; “ my family is Jehovah witnesses, Santeros, and Baptist but I am Hindu. I asked what’s your experience with oppression and discrimination? He said being black and foreign he was discriminated by black American. Then he opened up a little more and said; “being gay and in school was not fun. I was getting picked on and discriminated by Caribbean and religious people”. He took a deep breath and said “when I was little, people knew I was gay by the way I act because of that I was picked on I remember being stuffed in the lockers, beaten up by my peers I remember being in the locker room changing for p.e and a few of the boys said they are not changing if front of this faggot, I felt so alone middle and high school was the worst time of my life”. Then he opened up more and told me “when I told my family I was gay my father didn’t want to accept that his son was gay, he had me see a psychiatric he want to try to turn me straight. For a year I went to the psychiatric and since it didn’t …show more content…
I went with the flow of the interview I tried to keep it on track but I allowed him to free speak when he wanted, I didn’t know his family was so diverse, he educated me about his culture his beliefs and his family he told me this weekend is like their Christmas. As far as questions I would have went into more details about his person beliefs I would have asked him about his personal religion and how he came about choosing what he believes. Yes, there was a time during the interview I was uncomfortable. It was when he talked about his father and being rape. I felt sad and horrible at first then I realized I need to be professional and took control of the interview and moved on to the next question. At the end of the interview I realize you can know someone for so long and not really know who they are unless you ask

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