This article presents the interview protocol refinement (IPR) framework comprised of a four-phase process for systematically developing and refining an interview protocol. The four-phase process includes: (1) ensuring interview questions align with research questions, (2) constructing an inquiry-based conversation, (3) receiving feedback on interview protocols, and (4) piloting the interview protocol. The IRP method can support efforts to strengthen the reliability of interview protocols used for qualitative research and thereby contribute to improving the quality of data obtained from research interviews.
Interviewing, Interview Protocols, Qualitative Pedagogy, Research Interviews
Thank you to the graduate students in Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Student Affairs, Blanca Rincón, Sarah Woulfin, and Robin Grenier for valuable input on this manuscript.
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Castillo-Montoya, M. (2016). Preparing for Interview Research: The Interview Protocol Refinement Framework. The Qualitative Report, 21(5), 811-831. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss5/2