Qualitative interviewing is a flexible and powerful tool to capture the voices and the ways people make meaning of their experience Learning to conduct semi-structure interviews requires the following six stages: (a) selecting the type of interview; (b) establishing ethical guidelines, (c) crafting the interview protocol; (d) conducting and recording the interview; (e) crafting the interview protocol; and (f) reporting the findings. A researcher’s personal journey in crafting an interview protocol to interview HIV researchers is summarized. She highlights that training and experience are crucial and identifies some readings that can help in the process.


Semi-structured Interview, Qualitative Interview, Qualitative Methods

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Dr. Rabionet received her Doctor of Education Degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in 2002. She joined NSU-College of Pharmacy in 2007 as an associate professor in the Socio-Behavioral and Administrative Pharmacy Department. Currently, she directs the Investigators Development Component of the Puerto Rico Comprehensive Center for the Study on HIV Disparities funded by NIH-RCMI and the Puerto Rico Mentoring Institute for HIV and Mental Health Research funded by NIHMH. She may be contacted at Nova Southeastern University, 3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018; Phone: 954.262.1095; Email: rabionet@nova.edu

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 35


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