How to do a good interview?

For a good oral history interview, the following aspects are important:

  • Approach to persons to be interviewed
  • Good communication about the research questions and the project, the expectations and the further process with the interviewees
  • Choosing the setting and place of the interview
  • Creating trust
  • Good questionnaire or topic list
  • Good listening
  • Dealing with emotions during the interview
  • Interventions during the interview
  • Good agreements on privacy
  • A pleasant ending

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