5-1 Discussion: Interviews
Interviews are often used in political science as a way to learn, in a less formal setting, about a specific group. Asking questions may prove more difficult than one envisions. First, list and explain several guidelines for asking effective questions. Then, based on examples from the readings, provide a brief overview of a research project in which the interview methodology would be appropriate. Why would it be appropriate? In your response, evaluate your classmates’ research projects. Do you believe it would be beneficial to use the interview methodology in your classmate’s project? Why or why not? Discuss any drawback associated with that methodology and provide specific examples to support your ideas.
Refer to the Discussion Rubric for directions on completing these discussions.