In-Depth Interviews

Value of in-depth interviews: ideal when questions need longer, more _______-ended answers than a survey can elicit
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Researchers are often looking for both ________ and _________ when conducting a study, sometimes even striving to have 2 separate samplesrespondents, informantsSampling: usually _________ rather than probability-basedpurposiveIn _______ ________ logic, each interview is treated as a case to be understood on its owncase studySampling: researchers will often sample for ________ to maximize the diversity of the sample with respect to the subject of the researchrangeSampling: to ensure sample diversity, researchers practice ________ sampling- rather than selecting all interviewees at once, they assess which kinds of people are under-represented as they go and seek them outsequentialSampling: researchers can use _________ sampling, but this might not help their sample range as people who refer one another are often similarsnowballSampling: the goal is to reach _________, when new interviews yield little additional insightsaturationSampling: how long it takes to achieve saturation depends above all on the ________ of experiences among those intervieweddiversityPreparing questions: Howard Becker recommends asking "_____" something happened, not "why"howPreparing questions: avoid sounding like an _______ testing the intervieweeexpertPreparing questions: _______ aids can spur people to talkvisualPreparing questions: ask about __________ topics by asking the interviewee to respond to a third party's statement or by showing them a vignettecontroversialTranscription: interviews are usually ________ and turned into transcriptsrecordedTranscription: interviewers should compose _______ ________, metadata about how the interview went and how the interviewee actedfield notesValidity & Reliability: in-depth interview data are most ________ when the research is focused on the method's strengths, like people's thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, and historiesvalidValidity & Reliability: an important threat to validity is the __________ effect, when respondents speak differently depending on the researcher's characteristicsinterviewerValidity & Reliability: it is important for interviewers to practice _________ by identifying their own characteristics and discussing their impactreflexivityIn-depth vs. Survey: a skilled _________ can assess honesty better than a survey interviewer by monitoring tone of voice, body language, and other cuesinterviewer