Developing an Interview Protocol and Conducting an Interview
Updated: Sep 23, 2022
Facilitated by Dr. David Reid
Qualitative research aims to uncover knowledge by studying the lived experiences of individuals. A common method of gathering qualitative data on a topic is by conducting interviews with people who have experienced the phenomenon/a that a study investigates. This makes interviewing an important skill for qualitative researchers. To ensure that interviews yield high-quality data, it is important for the researcher to develop a rigorous plan for conducting interviews that aligns with the study’s research question. This seminar focuses on two important aspects of qualitative interviewing: 1) how to develop an interview protocol, the set of questions that will be asked to interviewees and the plan for how the research will approach those questions, and 2) how to use a protocol to conduct an interview.