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Definition of Interview

(noun) A research method in which a researcher asks an individual questions and records the responses.

Example of Interview

  • University students ask their classmates about their thoughts on the recent tuition increases for the purposes of a research project.

Interview Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈɪn(t)ərˌvju/
    • British English
      • /ˈɪntəvjuː/
  • Syllabification: (in·ter·view)

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Cite the Definition of Interview

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “interview.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/interview/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

interview. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/interview/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “interview.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/interview/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“interview.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/interview/>.