An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee. Interviews are a standard part of qualitative research. In this assignment I have conduct of Semi-structured interviewing, is best used when you won’t get more than one chance to interview someone.
The kind of interview process employed was described by Hitchcock and Hughes (1989, p. 83) as the “semi-structured interview”, which allows depth to be achieved by providing the opportunity on the part of the interviewer to probe and expand the interviewee’s responses. … Some kind of balance between the interviewer and the interviewee can develop which can provide room for negotiation, discussion, and expansion of the interviewee’s responses.
In addition, the observation is selective notes that I have seen significant in the interview not providing complete record (Atkinson, 1992:17).
In this paper I have conduct interview with volunteer guy firstly, the rapport which is seconded, the meaning of the interview, finally, listening part which is
This criterion relates to your performance as you conducted your research. Rapport is evidenced by your participant speaking at length and in detail and feeling sufficiently comfortable to depart from just answering your questions to also introducing new topics. Rapport is evidenced by whether you managed to maintain a conversational rather than a mechanical structure. In addition to being impacted by your performance in the interview and while observing, rapport may also be impacted by your selection of research participant, for example their information-richness and their relationship to you.
As Fine (1994) pointed out, the interviewee (the other) does not have one location, one perspective, one reality. There are multiple perspectives and multiple realities, and the positioning of the interviewee cannot be limited. As a consequence, the interviewer is limited by his or her experience and knowledge.
I started with my semi structure interview arrange questions guide in order simple question the beginning for example, who you are volunteering with? Actually I felt it was like structured interview. But after while I felt comfortable and I interacted with him to introduce new topic’s and asked sub question or calefaction to make it like conversation.
Tony is man who care about poor people and wants to help people I can see that very clear when we were taking about the impact of volunteer on people the and he introduced new topic which is the refuges came from Syria, I tried here to listen and to be interacted with him and I was asking him small questions about the new topic to explore more on his feelings about those people who need help in very detailed and I use probe silence and I played the innocent sometimes for example in this topic
Well, there’s enough charities there. First thing that should be done is clothes. Go to the charities of clothes. Get the clothes shops. The charities for those like Vincent De Paul. Get the clothes. Send the clothes to Dublin. Send them on a boat. Send them over to wherever these people are going to. There’s enough people are giving clothes to St. Vincent De Paul. There are poor people in Ireland. There’s no one worse off at the moment than these people that are getting on with nothing. You can lose everything in a flash.
You see there a soldier carrying a baby, a three-year-old boy. A couple weeks ago I seen it on the paper where his mother and his sister, they treat themdied anyway. I’m not sure. How can you watch something like that? How was that even for the soldier to carry that baby? it’s something I’d never get over. The world is strange. You’ve got the same people killing one another. It’s down to money, power. People want just to be in control. When they’re in control, then their own people mean nothing. They can kill their own people and do what they want with them. There’s no one to touch some people. How much things have happened and innocent people? It’s always the innocent ones that have to suffer. That is, which is terrible? And do to them ones what they’ve done. Anyways, we’re just talking about volunteering. It’s terrible to see innocent people.
This criterion focuses on the quality of the data obtained in the interview and in your observations. To what extent did you manage to access the subjective meanings for the interviewee of the issues discussed? Access to their subjective meanings will be significantly impacted by your use of probes.