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Describe structured or formal interviews.

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Describe unstructured or informal interviews.

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Describe semi-structured interviews.

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Describe group interviews.

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Why might groups interviews be likely to produce valid data?

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Why might group interviews be unlikely to produce reliable data?

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Explain why structured interviews are seen as producing reliable data.

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Explain why critics see structured interviews as lacking validity.

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What problems are caused by structured interviews being flexible?

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State three feminist criticisms of survey methods such as structured interviews.

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Summarise the following advantages of unstructured interviews:
- Rapport and sensitivity
- The interviewee's view

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Summarise the following advantages of unstructured interviews:
- Checking understanding
- Flexibility

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Summarise the following advantage of unstructured interviews:
- Exploring unfamiliar topics

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Summarise the following disadvantages of unstructured interviews:
- Practical problems
- Representativeness

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Summarise the following disadvantages of unstructured interviews:
- Reliability
- Quantification

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Summarise the following disadvantage of unstructured interviews:
- Validity

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Give three reasons why positivists might favour structured interviews.

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Give two reasons why interpretivists might favour unstructured interviews

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Explain how the following factors may affect an interview:
- Interview bias
- Artificiality

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Explain how the following factors may affect an interview:
- Status and power inequalities
- Cultural differences

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Explain how the following factors may affect an interview:
- The social desirability effect
- Ethical issues

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Explain how Kinsey (1953) improved the validity of their interviews.

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Explain how Becker improved the validity of their interviews.

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24

Explain how Nazroo (1997) improved the validity of their interviews.

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