Chapter 13: Interviews

Test your understanding of each chapter by taking the quiz below. Click anywhere on the question to reveal the answer. Good luck!

1. A structured interview is one

  1. That follows a pre-set list of open questions
  2. Where the participant has to choose between a small list of possible responses
  3. The interview is structured around photographs which the participant has taken
  4. Where a group of participants is asked questions according to a set order, e.g. the oldest participant first

Ans: B

2. Transcribing interviews

  1. Involves copying down the words that the participant has spoken
  2. Involves indicating the meaning contained in pitch and intonation, etc.
  3. Can be undertaken by computer
  4. All of these

Ans: D

3. Choose the most appropriate

  1. Interviews are always qualitative in nature
  2. Interviews and questionnaires are never used in the same research study
  3. Interviews can be used in surveys, action research and case studies
  4. Interviews are always held face to face

Ans: C

4. Choose the most appropriate statement

  1. Focus groups are suitable for children aged 3–4
  2. Focus groups for children work because they are familiar with discussing topics in a group
  3. Focus groups for children never work because their attention span is too short
  4. Focus groups for children are unsuitable because they only repeat what their friend has said

Ans: B

5. What is meant by a probing question?

  1. One used by the interviewer to help the participant go into more detail or clarify a statement
  2. One that a participant asks to find out the real aim of the study
  3. One asked by the interviewer to find out if the participant is aware of what other participants have said
  4. A question that is used to find out information that the participant would normally never reveal to a stranger

Ans: A