OGCS Policy Workshop/Field Interview Techniques
Department:WWS Office of Graduate Career Services
Audience:Restricted to WWS MPA2, MPP, and PhD graduate students
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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.