Interviewing Techniques (FOCUS, Volume 2.3)
Length: 40 minutes
This focus issue provides guidelines for asking questions during telephone and in person interviews.
These trainings are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness and field epidemiology. The periodicals and supplemental material are created by doctoral students and graduates of the UNC-CH Department of Epidemiology and reviewed by UNC-CH School of Public Health faculty and topic experts.
- Discuss the steps involved in the interviewing process.
- Discuss ways to create a comfortable environment during interviews.
- Provide examples on probing, clarifying, and other issues involved in the interview process.
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|4) Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|2) Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency (3: Communication Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|2.4. Collect data according to protocol.|
Michigan Department of Agriculture. Training program for the professional food service sanitarian. Module 7: Foodborne illness investigations, interview techniques. Available at:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDA_mod_07_21297_7.html#_Toc491503839. Accessed Feb 3, 2004
Salant P, Dillman D. How to conduct your own survey. Chapter 8: Setting your survey in motion and getting it done, pp137-170. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1994, New York.
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
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