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The interview assignment is a couple of weeks away, but it is not an assignment that can be done at the last minute. Now is the time to start thinking about who you will interview and the questions you’ll ask during your interview. It’s a good idea to prepare your interview questions ahead of time. If you do, you will likely feel more comfortable in your interview and be able to really listen to their responses. For this discussion answer the questions below:
- State and describe your Aging Topic. Topic is DEPRESSION AMONG ADULTS WHO LOST THEIR SPOUSE) Be sure to use the topic that you have narrowed down based on the feedback you received.
- State who you are considering interviewing for the interview assignment. You do not have to use their name, but describe them and how they are connected to your topic. Explain why you think they will be a good source of information for your chosen topic.
- Make a list of three possible interview questions that you could ask during your interview. Do not use questions that can be answered with a simple yes/no; yes/no questions do not give you enough information to write a paper.
****As a reminder, if your topic concerns Alzheimer’s or dementia, DO NOT interview the person suffering from that ailment. Adults with cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc..) are considered a vulnerable population and cannot take part in a research interview. If this is the case for your topic, you should plan on interviewing a relative of or caregiver for that person.****
After you answer those three questions, go read what your classmates have posted and give at least two of them constructive feedback on who they are thinking of interviewing or the questions they might use. If you have a suggestion that you think might be helpful, make it, but be warned: suggestions are best received when they are respectful and positive in tone.
You are not obligated to take your classmates’ advice, but do pay attention to any comments made by Mr. Stott or Elna when this is graded. They may chime in to help you figure out what will work best for your situation.