For more information: Researcher Development (Researcher-Development@sussex.ac.uk)

Trainer: Simon Watts

Location: Online

Target audience: Doctoral researchers in all stages from all disciplines.

Workshop description: This session will consider three different types of interviewing (structured, semi-structured and unstructured), but with a particular focus on semi-structured or 'qualitative' interviewing. Other issues covered will include the nature of interview questions, the design and structure of an effective interview schedule and the mechanics of conducting a successful interview (with different people and to deliver on our research aims). The idea is to share experiences, knowledge and potential 'tricks-of-the-trade'. Time will be allowed for raising questions and/or issues pertinent to your own PhD studies.

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Technical details: In order to attend the online training you will need to download the appropriate virtual classroom software, provided by Electa-Live. This can be accessed direct from the Electa website at: [http://support.e-lecta.com/?topic=plugindownload]. Please do this as soon as possible and do not wait until the day of the session. The software can be downloaded to a PC, laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone. Remember, however, that downloading to a work computer may require administrative permissions to be granted. For this reason, the use of a personal computer may be advisable.

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