Ethnographic interviewing utilizes open-ended questions, while traditional interviewing does not. A traditional interview has a script of questions. In ethnographic interviewing, the interviewer acts as more of a listener that focuses further questions on
what the interviewee discloses. For example, I would begin with a grand tour question, such as, "Tell me about a typical day with your child." From there, I may make the question more specific with a mini tour question, such as "Tell me about doing
homework with (said child)."