Were you satisfied with the answers you got?
Yes, I was very satisfied with the answers I received as they were detailed and interesting. The answers I received were not short and final, they told stories.
Did you stick to your approach?
I did stick with my initial approach and sat down with my interviewee to ask them questions in a friendly, informal manner.
When you asked questions, were you easy to understand?
After reviewing the audio of my interview, I believe I was easy to understand. I also asked my interviewee afterwards and they said I was easy to understand and spoke clearly.
Did your body language (including eye contact) make your interviewees want to talk? How did you go about that?
I made a conscious effort to keep eye contact however my interviewee mostly looked at the floor. However, I made my body language open to make them feel more comfortable.
Conduct and professionalism- did you know what you were talking about? Did you act professional?
Throughout the interview, I tried to sound confident and come across as professional. Whilst the interview conducted was quite informal, it was still conducted with professionalism.
Did you come across any particular difficulties?
I found the most difficult part of the interview to be finding somewhere quiet to film and making sure we could be heard on the recording. Next time, I would definitely book a room in advance or use one of the quiet rooms in the library.
What would you do differently next time?
I would add a lot more in-depth questions as well as also using better quality recording equipment as this time, I had to use my phone.
I believe that I had good body language and made my interviewee more comfortable.
One of my weaknesses was my ability to record in high quality. Using my phone, we had to record twice as the first take was inaudible.
What went well:
The interview itself went well in my opinion. The questions were relevant and easy to understand.
What needs to be improved:
For future interviews, I aim to be more organized with the location/time etc as on this interview, it was difficult to keep track of time whilst finding somewhere suitable to record.
(Audio of interview will be uploaded at a later date)