Interviews are increasingly a core part of life in commerce, the professions and in higher education, yet few people are aware of the many skills needed to be a good interviewer. Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals is an invaluable guide for all those looking to improve their interviewing skills, whether they are experienced professionals or beginners.
Written in an accessible style and based on a solid framework of theory and research, the book is packed with practical ideas and information about such issues as building rapport and interpreting both verbal and non-verbal responses. It includes chapters on interviewing children, adolescents, older people, people with disabilities, and interviewing across cultures and under situations of stress, as well as case studies, sample interviews, activities for students and chapter summaries.
Daphne Keats, Conjoint Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle (Australia) has long been regarded as one of Australia's leading authorities on the theory and practice of interviewing. She is particularly well known internationally for her work in cross-cultural psychology. Her many publications include the highly successful reference book, Skilled Interviewing.
Interviewing when and why The many types of interview The interviewer-respondent relationship Constructing the questions The structure of the interview Interpreting the responses Interviewing in research Interviewing in organizational settings Interviewing children Interviewing adolescents Interviewing the aged Interviewing people with disabilities Interviewing across cultures Interviewing in situations of stress Some difficult cases Overview Index.