a suitable topic
(where subjective meanings are important) eg:
choose this course?
- what are
the main problems with a particular policy?
- why do people (not) visit a leisure site?
- for or against fox
hunting and why?
variables into ‘structured’ (age, frequency, postal district,
qualifications) and ‘unstructured’ (reasons, beliefs, feelings,
a process to sequence questions :
- naturalistic narrative?
- easy ones first?
- 'closed'' questions'
follow 'open' ones?
- 'sensitive' ones by using
- prompts to assist memory?
- check questions (checking
to see if there has been any exaggeration etc)?
- dummies to avoid the
interviewee guessing the purpose of the interview?