"[T]he central strength of interviewing is that it provides a means for doing what is very difficult or impossible to do in any other way-finding out 'what is in and on someone else's mind' (Patton, 1990, p. 278). Its limitations are tied to the difficulty of doing just that..." (Hatch, 2002).

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Unit 3 - Advantages & disadvantages of interviews

Unit 1 - Terminology Unit 2 - Reasons for doing interviews Unit 3 - Advantages and disadvantages Unit 4 - Interview protocols Unit 5 - Types of questions Unit 6 - Phrasing interview questions Unit 7 - Planning an interview Unit 8 - Conducting and interview Unit 9 - Transcribing interviews Unit 10 - Analysing interviews Go to unit 11 Unit 11 - Processing and reporting