Conducting an interview

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  • 1. Conducting InterviewsNotes from Art and Artifact by Lynn Z. Bloom
  • 2. Keep your Purpose clearly in mind• Is your focus on the subject’s life or personality?
  • 3. Set up the interview in advance
  • 4. Do your homework• Research your subject well in advance of the interview.
  • 5. Make a list of questions• Your questions should be specific about the main issues and subtopics that you wish to explore.• Keep values and judgments out of the questions.• Avoid questions that lead• to “yes” or “no” answers.
  • 6. Practice
  • 7. Talk as little as possible during the interview
  • 8. Be aware of subject when they make self-serving remarks or share biases.
  • 9. Take notes and tape the interview
  • 10. Prepare for the possibility of a return visit
  • 11. Edit the interview
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