Preparing an interview schedule
- Identify, explain, and apply general theoretical principles related to interviewing including the major types of interviews, the parties involved in interviews, the roles enacted during interviews, the role of perception in interviews, and the nature of communication interactions.
- Identify the functions and techniques for the three major components of an interview: the opening, the body, and the closing.
- Construct an interview guide containing a variety of primary and secondary questions following a sequence appropriate for the purpose of the interview.
- To recognize the utility of interviewing skills in our daily lives.
Prepare a moderately scheduled interview guide including an opening, body (at least 4 primary, open and neutral questions along with necessary probing possibilities) and a conclusion for one of the following information gathering interviews. Your interview guide should establish rapport and give orientation to the interviewee regarding the nature and purpose of the interview. The exact nature and purpose is left to you based on your own interests.
Along with the interview guide, attach a brief explanation of the choices made in the creation of the plan. Show your knowledge of the major components of the interview and questioning through your explanation.
- A person with knowledge about your family roots.
- A person doing work in a profession of interest to you.
- A person in graduate school.
- A medical professional with knowledge about some medical condition of interest to you.
- An leader in any field.
- An entertainment celebrity.
As always, carefully review your work for correctness in grammar, punctuation and spelling.
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Last modified: September 12, 2000