Qualitative interviewing is more than a collection of techniques, technologies, questions and answers. Rubin and Rubin (2012) noted that it has the potential to change the interviewer into a more patient, tolerant, and engaged human being. “It makes you aware of what you haven’t seen before, and it enables you to pull meaningful information out of buzzing confusion” (p. 234).For this Discussion, you will reflect on your interview experience from last week. Perhaps you have noticed how well (or how poorly) you paid attention; or that something the interviewee said astonished you; or how quickly (or slowly) the time went by.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review this week’s Learning Resources related to qualitative interviewing.Consider the phone interview you conducted in Week 7.Listen to your recording 2–3 times.Review the notes you took during and after the interview.Consider how this experience is different or similar to a conventional conversation.