Interviews are one of the most used qualitative research methods in sociology, yet the methodology on teaching students how to design, conduct and analyze interviews in the service of a research question is largely underdeveloped. This learning technique consists of four activities adaptable to the research topic or subject area of the instructor’s...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems, Other, Qualitative Methodology, Research Methods
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will know how to use interviews as a qualitative research method
- • Students will identify the type of information contributed by qualitative interviews for sociological analysis
- • Students will recognize how interview quotes provide empirical support for qualitative research
- • Students will be able to create an interview questionnaire appropriate to a defined research question
- • Students will be able to conduct a qualitative interview and self-assess the information obtained by an interview and self-assess their interviewing skills
- Learning objectives will be assessed at the end of each activity through an individual self-assessment, as well as through a final report where students will hand in a short analysis and guided self-reflection on their overall learning process.