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Interviews in Research

Interviewers are frequently advised to be natural. What do you think that means? Is it possible? Desirable? Is it always a good idea? Why or why not? Explain your thinking and rationale.

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This report includes a discussion of certain types of interviews, the role of the interviewer, and one of the characteristics of conducting interviews which is doing it in a natural manner. While being natural in conducting interviews is highly desirable to extract the needed information from the target respondents, there are cases when it may not be purely possible, with the wide use of technology to speed up data collection.