Developing interview questions and basic interview skills

Developing interview questions and basic interview skills

  • Developing interview questions and basic interview skills
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course details

qualitative seminar | level: beginner | register now
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affiliation: Hasselt University


This seminar is intended for researchers who seek a general introduction in developing interview questions, and conducting qualitative interviews. Through lecturing, practical exercises in small groups and discussion of specific examples of qualitative interviews, participants will be stimulated to critically reflect on and develop a deeper understanding of the qualitative interview process. While this session focuses particularly on the process of developing interview questions and the practice of conducting interviews with respondents in a face-to-face situation, it will discuss broader issues related to the process of conducting qualitative interviews, such as: characteristics of different types of qualitative interviews (face-to-face interviews, group-interviews, focus-groups, elite-interviews), (theoretical) sampling in qualitative interviews, initial analysis of qualitative interview data and ethical issues in conducting interviews. In the morning participants will be given a thorough introduction in the process of qualitative interviewing through a discussion of real examples of qualitative research by the lecturer. In the afternoon, participants will be asked to make exercises individually and in group to obtain more hands-on experience in developing and conducting qualitative interviews. Finally, through classroom discussions, students will be given time to ask questions and/or discuss issues related to their own experience in developing and conducting qualitative interviews for their research.


Background readings


Due to the circumstances of limited places, priority is given to PhD students of a Flemish university
PhD's of a Flemish university: free of charge


Hasselt University
Agoralaan building D
3590 Diepenbeek

Due to Corona regulations, only 20 participants can take part in this seminar.
You will have to wear a mouth cap for the entire seminar.

Following a possible change in the current pandemic situation and new government regulations, it is possible that the seminar will be cancelled or done remotely.


Peter A. J. Stevens

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