Interview is a data gathering technique used by research while conducting qualitative research. It is based on how the research shall interact with the participants during the interview process. The nature of the structure of the interview as to whether semi-structure, structured or open-ended determines the success of the research objective (Byrne, 2001). In the researches: “Sampling for qualitative research: Association of Operating Room Nurses,” and “Quantitative research methods. Thousand Oaks,” there were protocol of interview questions. In order to accomplish the objective of the research, the researchers used interview in open-ended, semi-structured and structured interviews in the research appendixes of the dissertation (Michael, 2013). The work would identify the interview protocol used in the research interview identified.

Critique of the interview protocols

The research “Qualitative research methods: Thousand Oaks” used unstructured interviews to conduct and attain the research objective. The unstructured interview questions used in the research were open for argument, long and elaborative which is a good characteristic of qualitative interview research. The unstructured interviews were beneficial for both the researcher and the interviewee because they open a room for explanation and critique of the ideas suggested by the researcher (Hennink, et al. 2011). The interview had controlled conversation but they were of great assistance to the researcher because it was possible to get in-depth information in regard to the research. The protocol of the interview was of great assistance when the researcher was conducting the research because the questions were unplanned and could be asked at any point of the research.

Both semi-structured and structured questions were used in the research: “Sampling for qualitative research, Association of Operating Room Nurses,” because of their traits of being precise, short, comprehensive and time saving (Josephine, 2010). The precise nature of the semi – structured and structure interviews enabled the researcher to interview many respondents, complete the research in time and focus on the desired line of the research. Basically, the inclusion of the unstructured, semi and structured questions of the research is of great benefit for the researcher, interviewee and the readers of the research.


Michael, K. (2013). Social Work and the Environment: Understanding People and Place. An interdisciplinary journal dedicated to social justice. Vol. 11(3), 12-24.
Byrne, M. (2001). Sampling for qualitative research. Association of Operating Room Nurses. AORN Journal, 73(2), 494, 497-8.
Hennink, et al. (2011). Quanlitative research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Josephine, H. (2010). Social Service and Human Nature: A Set of Entwined Concepts. New York Publishers.