Unstructured interview

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An unstructured interview or non-directive interview is an interview in which questions are not prearranged.wikipedia
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Interview

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An unstructured interview or non-directive interview is an interview in which questions are not prearranged.
Interviews can range from unstructured or free-wheeling and open-ended conversations in which there is no predetermined plan with prearranged questions, to highly structured conversations in which specific questions occur in a specified order.

Structured interview

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These non-directive interviews are considered to be the opposite of a structured interview which offers a set amount of standardized questions.

Qualitative research

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It is a qualitative research method and accordingly prioritizes validity and the depth of the interviewees' answers.

Research

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It is a qualitative research method and accordingly prioritizes validity and the depth of the interviewees' answers.

Validity (logic)

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It is a qualitative research method and accordingly prioritizes validity and the depth of the interviewees' answers.

Social science

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Unstructured interviews are used in a variety of fields and circumstances, ranging from research in social sciences, such as sociology, to college and job interviews.

Sociology

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Unstructured interviews are used in a variety of fields and circumstances, ranging from research in social sciences, such as sociology, to college and job interviews. Distinguished British sociologist, feminist, and writer, Ann Oakley has written numerous academic works focusing on the lives and roles of women in society.

Oral history

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Fontana and Frey have identified three types of in depth, ethnographic, unstructured interviews - oral history, creative interviews (an unconventional interview in that it does not follow the rules of traditional interviewing), and post-modern interviews.

Postmodernism

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Fontana and Frey have identified three types of in depth, ethnographic, unstructured interviews - oral history, creative interviews (an unconventional interview in that it does not follow the rules of traditional interviewing), and post-modern interviews.

Domestic violence

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For this reason they are often considered to be a better methodology for researching sensitive subjects, such as domestic violence, whereas structured interviews are often considered intimidating due to their formality and can often make the interviewee subject to social desirability bias, a tendency for participants to answer questions inaccurately to suit response that can be viewed favorably by others.

Social desirability bias

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For this reason they are often considered to be a better methodology for researching sensitive subjects, such as domestic violence, whereas structured interviews are often considered intimidating due to their formality and can often make the interviewee subject to social desirability bias, a tendency for participants to answer questions inaccurately to suit response that can be viewed favorably by others.

Life history (sociology)

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Life history interviews can be seen as a form of the ethnographic interview using the unstructured interview approach as they often share emphases documenting the respondent's life, or an aspect of it that has developed over the life course.

Generalization

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With the fact that it is difficult to interview a large sample, this affects the data's generalizability and representativeness.

Stereotype

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Any interview can also be subject to stereotypes and discrimination.

Discrimination

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Any interview can also be subject to stereotypes and discrimination.

Feminism

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Distinguished British sociologist, feminist, and writer, Ann Oakley has written numerous academic works focusing on the lives and roles of women in society.

Ann Oakley

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Distinguished British sociologist, feminist, and writer, Ann Oakley has written numerous academic works focusing on the lives and roles of women in society.

Semi-structured interview

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Semi-structured interview

Ethnography

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Ethnography

Closed-ended question

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Closed-ended question

Job interview

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Interviews vary in the extent to which the questions are structured, from a totally unstructured and free-wheeling conversation, to a structured interview in which an applicant is asked a predetermined list of questions in a specified order; structured interviews are usually more accurate predictors of which applicants will make suitable employees, according to research studies.

Couple interview

Such an interview is typically semi-structured or unstructured.

Observational methods in psychology

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This makes observational research a sort of middle ground between the highly controlled method of experimental design and the less structured approach of conducting interviews.