Interviewing has become a widely used means for data generation in qualitative research. It is also a popular approach for counselors and therapists in their qualitative research projects. A major reason qualitative research-style interviewing is a favored technique with researching clinicians is that it is so similar to the way in which counselors and therapists interact with their clients in therapy sessions. Given this closeness in form, it would make sense that some of the ways therapists are taught to interview could be adapted to help beginning qualitative researchers learn interviewing skills as well. In this paper, three sets of exercises are presented which can be employed in the training of qualitative research interviewers.
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Chenail, R. J. (1997). Interviewing Exercises: Lessons from Family Therapy . The Qualitative Report, 3(2), 1-8. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol3/iss2/5