WWS Calendar

Session on Policy Workshop Field Interview Techniques

Oct 17, 2018 12:15PM to 01:15PM
Robertson Hall
Restricted to WWS graduate students

This session will provide an overview of strategies and techniques for conducting in-person informant interviews, including:

  • Strategies for getting past gatekeepers
  • How to get honest answers to difficult questions
  • Techniques for building rapport, drawing out critical details, and dealing with reluctant or hostile informants
  • Common mistakes to avoid before and during an interview
  • Protecting your notes and audio recordings from theft or seizure
  • Working with interpreters