Help with an interview in these areas is given:
1. Formulate interview questions relating to memory, learning, and intelligence
2. Formulate interview questions relating to cognition and problem solving.
3.Formulate interview questions relating to motivation and the effects of gender and culture on Emotions
4. Formulate interview questions relating to personality.
As you formulate possible interview questions relating to memory, learning, and intelligence, please allow some of my model ideas to help.
1. First, as you formulate interview questions relating to memory, learning, and intelligence, you can use these ideas as a sample to guide you:
a. Name four memory devices or strategies that you use when learning new information or studying for something. For example, I use chunking, mnemonic devices, loci, kinesthetic movements or songs to learn new material. What do you use to learn and process data?
b. Please rate yourself in terms of short-term memory with 1 as the lowest and 10 being the strongest. I am pretty sharp and capable as in an 8 in STM, but I am quite low in long term such as 4. How about your long term memory?
c. How do you place or see the role of emotion upon memory? Are you able to remember emotionally charged events more than others? I, for example, see a clear connection between memory and emotion. For example, I cannot remember many dates well, but the 9/11 tragedy will always resonate due to the massive emotions by media coverage. Emotions are like the glue to my memory and retention.
d. How do you learn best? What type of learner are you? Visual, movement, sound, etc? I am an auditory and kinesthetic learner. Thus, I also learn best by doing and being actively engaged in the learning or content matter. Since I love to dance and write, I am very verbal and kinesthetic.
e. Do you prefer learning alone or in groups? Both? I like both. Since I am a social person, I enjoy learning with others and advocate more of Vygotsky's theory of social learning.
f. What do you feel is the role of punishment or reinforcement in learning?
g. Do you prefer learning in a quiet or noisy environment? What type of physical environment do you prefer when learning?
h. How important is the role of feedback for student learning?
i. Do you feel that intelligence is merely based on IQ? No, I advocate Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence since I feel that people can possess visual intelligence and serve as artists, ...
Possible interview questions related to memory, learning, and intelligence are suggested.
Organizational Learning and Decision-Making: Interviewing
Organizational Learning and Decision-Making
- Resources: Rules of the Road for Interviewing
- Research an organization or subset of an organization (i.e. department or division) (Credit Suisse Group www.credit-suisse.com ) and analyze their processes of decision-making and learning initiatives.
- Use Rules of the Road for Interviewing on the below as a guide to conduct at least two interviews of current employees to gather primary data about the organization
- Write an essay based on the analysis of your interview and research.
- Address the following within the organization:
o Models of decision making the organization currently uses
o Efficiency of the managerial decision-making processes currently in place
o Presence or absence of explorative and exploitative organizational learning
o Level of involvement managers have in encouraging organizational learning
o Use of knowledge management systems and the integration of information technology in the organization
o Cognitive structures and biases
- Critique the organization based on the above areas using a minimum of five peer-reviewed references to support your conclusions.
- Include the interview questions and responses as an appendix with your essay.
- Format your paper according to APA standards.
Note. Do not disclose the name of the organization or the name of the people interviewed for this assignment.
Rules of the Road for Interviewing
Prior to the interview
1. Select the individuals for the interviews. Brief the interviewees and frame the interview. Explain the interview structure, time commitment, and your purpose. Provide context for the interview, i.e. this is an academic assignment required for a graduate course in Organizational Theory and Design.
2. Assure the interviewees that their information is confidential and that no names are included in the data collection and feedback. All information is kept confidential, and you have an ethical obligation to maintain your commitment after this work is done.
3. Once the interviewee has agreed to the interview, arrange for a private space, and set time, date, and appropriate location for each of the interviews.
4. Prepare for the interviews by completing a substantial portion of your research. You must have background knowledge about your topic and the organization in order ask appropriate questions.
During the interview
1. The first few minutes of an interview are critical; interviewees will not usually talk freely with a stranger. Begin by getting acquainted. Prior knowledge of the organization is helpful in this situation.
2. Brief the interviewee, frame the interview, and reinforce the confidentiality aspect of the interview. Depending on the lag between setting up and conducting the interview, providing the framework at the start of the interview helps put the interviewee at ease.
3. Have a clean sheet of paper and pen in hand to take notes. Be sure not to write the interviewee's name on the paper.
4. Remember that an interview is a focused conversation and not an interrogation. Your goal is to understand the interviewee's perspective on the topic at hand.
5. At first, read the questions exactly as you have them written. After the interviewee has had a chance to respond, you can probe more deeply about additional topics that aid your research. You can do this by stating, "Tell me more about..."
6. Do more listening than talking. You want to avoid interjecting your opinion, sharing your thoughts or perspectives. Remember, your goal is to gain a better understanding of the organization from the interview.
7. When the interview is over, debrief the interviewee by reviewing key points and ask them if there is anything else they want to add. Remember to thank the interviewee. Offer to provide anonymous feedback and a written summary, if desired.
After the interview
1. After the interviewee leaves, review your notes immediately and clarify or add to your writings as needed. It is easy to get caught up in the act of interviewing and forget to write everything you need. Take additional notes while the memories are fresh.View Full Posting Details