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This free course, Conversations and interviews, explores how to ask and answer questions in interviews and conversations.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the various ways of gathering information by asking people questions
- understand how to decide between the different types of interview
- develop the skills needed for approaching different types of interviews.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Aims of this course
- 1.1 Asking questions
- 1.2 Interviews
- 1.3 Conversations
- 1.4 Interviewing skills
- 1.5 What’s different about a practice-centred interview?
- Keep on learning
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Conversations and interviews
In this course, we will focus on learning about, and so developing, skills in using particular inquiry methods connected to conversations and interviews. There are many ways of distinguishing between different methods of gathering information. Look at any book on research methods and it’ll have some subtle differences from another, so there is no single right way to approach this subject.
In this section 1 we will concentrate on asking people questions.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course
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Originally published: Thursday, 11th February 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 11th February 2016
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