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Tips for Conducting an Interview in Research

An interview is an in-depth inquiry and to conduct it properly one should be well aware of its mechanics. Here are a few tips for conducting an interview in research. To read about how to conduct an interview read my article that deals with the details about the structured and unstructured interviews. Prepare your questions Getting fully prepared for the …

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Open-ended Questions Advantages and Disadvantages

Types of Questions

In social science research, open-ended questions and close-ended questions are the two forms of questions that the researcher can use in his/her interview schedule and in the questionnaire. The wording, type, and format of questions are very important to consider when formulating interview schedule or while formatting questionnaire. This can impact the validity, reliability, and accuracy of your research instrument. Open-ended …

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Difference Between Structured and Unstructured Interviews

Interview

The interviews in research are classified as structured and unstructured interviews. An interview is the most commonly used method of recording responses from the respondents in social science research. The interview is a primary source of data collection in research. Interviews can be formal or informal and they can be rigid or flexible depending on the purpose of the interview. …

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Types of Primary Data

The basic aim of any research study is to find out true, authentic, reliable and unbiased answer to the research question. The researcher uses several tools to accomplish this task, for this purpose he/she collects and analyze data and in the end find out solutions to the research problem. He can use any of the variety of methods to collect …

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