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1

Give 3 features of a structured interview

Formal and quite strict

Interviewer asks precoded questions

Interviewer uses interview schedule

2

What is easily maintained in a structure interview

Why?

Objectivity

It is unbiased as interviewer has little involvement

3

Give 3 disadvantages of a structured interview

Respondent is limited to what they can say and they have limited understanding as interviewer can not probe

Expensive and more time consuming as interviewers are paid and have to record answers

Possible for interviewer to be biased

4

Give advantages of a structured interview

Produces quantitative material that is easily maintained and analysed because all respondents are asked the same questions

Research can be replicated

High response rate

Data can be compared

Interviewer does not probe answers

5

Who favours structured interviews

Why ?

Positivists

Gives quantitative data and data that can be compared and analysed and Positivists believe that society can be investigated as a science.

6

Give the main features of a unstructured interview

Schedule of open ended questions

Informal

7

What is a unstructured interview like

An unguided conversation

8

Name the 2 types of interviews

Structured
Unstructured

9

Give some advantages of an unstructured interview

Gives respondent more freedom to talk and say what they believe so data us more accurate

Allows probing much deeper into conversation

Questions can be clarified so there's goof understanding

10

Give some disadvantages of an unstructured interview

Difficult to compare and analyse as all answers from respondents are different

Fewer conducted as they are time consuming and costly as interviewers are trained and paid

Difficult to replicate

Interviewers are trained to get info so all data will be different as they will all do it differently so data can't be replicated and analysed

11

Who favours unstructured interviews

Interpretivists

Not scientific and interested in qualitative data