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.
- American English – /In-tuhr-vyoo/
- British English – /In-tuh-vyoo/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈɪn(t)ərˌvju/
- British English – /ˈɪntəvjuː/
- Plural: interviews
- A qualitative research method.
- Qualitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “interview” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- grounded theory
- qualitative research
- quantitative research
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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 June 5, 2023 (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 June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/interview/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“interview.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/interview/>.