What is Interview Method of Data Collection?

The interview is a verbal interaction between the researcher and the respondents. This method has been a widely used method of data collection. This method involves presentation of verbal questions orally and collecting oral verbal responses. Many feel that the best way to find out why people behave as they do is to question them about their behaviour directly by interviewing them. In this method, the interviewer asks questions in a face-to-face contact (generally) to the interviewee, the person who is being interviewed who gives answers (mostly) to these questions. Interview has been a widely used method of data collection so far as, information about the social background, opinion, attitudes, changes in relations are concerned.

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