Interviewing in social work
Every individual in one or other way is an interviewer and interviewee and most ofteninterview or conversation on day to day matters take place between them. In our daily life,the conversation between the teacher and student, doctor and patient, lawyer and intervieweeare the examples of the interview. Or TV interview suchas HOT SEAT, a PTV World program in which a wellknown personal of the country is interviewed, or SUCHHAY a public oriented interviewing program of PTVWorld in which the streets people are interviewed..
Robart Kahn and Charles Connell has defined interview as
A specialized pattern of verbal interaction-initiated for a specific purposefocused on some specific content are, with consequent elimination of extraneous material. Moreover,
the interview is the pattern of interactions inwhich the role relationship of interviewer and respondent is highly specialized
An interview is a
basic process of communication in which two or more persons interact to achieve some goals
. Essentially an interview is apurposeful conversation.
An interview is a
conversation between two or more people where questionsare asked to obtain information about the interviewee.
A scientific method through which a person enters into the inner life of astranger
A face-to-face interpersonal situation in which one ask the question from other to get answer related to the existing social problem
A process of dyadic, relational communication, with a predetermined and serious purpose designed to interchange behavior and involving the asking and answering of questions
(O’Hair, Page 267)
We can say that interview is a data collection procedure involving verbal communication between the interviewer and the interviewee. In simple words an interview is a two wayconversation between interviewer and interviewee for collecting information about existingsituation or problem.
P.V. Young says, “the interview may be regarded as asystematic method by which a person enters more or less imaginatively into the inner life of acomparative stranger.” Interview is fundamentally a process of social interaction. In theinterview two persons are not just present at the same place, but also influence each other emotionally and intellectually.