Use of interviews in nursing research

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Conducting interviews is one of the most common ways of collecting data in healthcare research. In particular, interviews are associated with qualitative research, where researchers seek to understand participants’ experiences through their own words and perspectives. This article will help healthcare researchers prepare to carry out interviews as part of their research. It will also emphasise important skills to consider during the interview process. Consideration will also be given to remedying interviews that do not go according to plan, as well as identifying appropriate debriefing processes post-interview. With this knowledge, healthcare researchers are more likely to conduct effective interviews that will yield better quality data and protect the participant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2015


  • Semi-Structured Interviews
  • Interviews
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Qualitative Research


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