Firstly we should consider what an interview is. Frey and Oishi (1995:01) define it as "a purposeful conversation in which one person asks prepared questions (interviewer) and another answers them (respondent)" This is done to gain information on a particular topic or a particular area to be researched. Interviews are a useful tool which can lead to further research using other methodologies such as observation and experiments (Jensen and Jankowski 1991:101). Interviews can have one of two basic structures. They can be either structured (closed interview style) or unstructured (open interview style). Open-ended or unstructured interviews are defined by Nichols (1991:131) as "an informal interview , not structured by a standard list of... [continues]
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