Interviews of these types are in many ways very different from a social research interview. There…

Interviews of these types are in many ways very different from a social research interview. There are, however, many points of similarity. In the absence of the real thing, a great deal of insight and knowledge can be gained by the close observation of interview technique more generally. Consider any professional or local community with which you are familiar. Design a protocol for a study using natural groups from this community on one of the following topics: 1 Barriers to giving up smoking. 2 Dealing with stress at work. 3 Using dental services. Include in your protocol
Interviews of these types are in many ways very different from a social research interview. There are, however, many points of similarity. In the absence of the real thing, a great deal of insight and knowledge can be gained by the close observation of interview technique more generally. Consider any professional or local community with which you are familiar. Design a protocol for a study using natural groups from this community on one of the following topics: 1 Barriers to giving up smoking. 2 Dealing with stress at work. 3 Using dental services. Include in your protocol appropriate ice-breaking and focusing exercises and some prompts to facilitate the discussion. What particular issues would working on this topic with this community raise in terms of: confidentiality, the impact of the research on participants after the group discussions had finished, sensitive issues, identifying an appropriate facilitator, recruitment?