HOW TO CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW

For use with the Human Disease Project

Copyright ©Curtis R. Schneider, 2008. All rights reserved. Teachers may use this page without permission.

 

1. Make a complete list of questions BEFORE you conduct your interview. You don't want to waste the time of the person you are interviewing.

2. Introduce yourself. The person you interview will want to know your name, grade, age, the name of the school you attend and the reason why you are doing the interview.

3. Below are a few questions you might want to ask. This is by no means a complete list of questions. You will want to get as much information as possible about the disease you are studying.

A. What causes the disease or physical ailment? How does a person get the disease?

B. How is the disease currently treated? Is there a cure for it?

C. How serious is this disease?

D. Is there research being done to find a cure or a better way to fight this disease?

E. Are there any drugs or medications that a person can take to help them cope with the disease?

F. How many people get this disease, and at what age do people normally get this disease?

G. How well can a person carry on normal daily activities if they have this disease?

H. Now, you think of a few more questions on your own!!

4. After you conduct the interview, thank the person for their time and effort to answer your questions.

5. NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT YOU WRITE DOWN THE NAME OF THE PERSON YOU ARE INTERVIEWING, PLUS THE DATE, TIME AND THE LOCATION THAT THE INTERVIEW TOOK PLACE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHICH NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO YOUR BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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