The Importance Of Interview

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Interview is a technique that is used by a researcher in collecting data by having dialogue with the participant. The interviews were used to support the data collected from the document analysis (teacher’s lesson plans and observation). Interviewing provided the researcher a means of gaining a deeper understanding on how the participants see and interpret a phenomenon that cannot be gained through observation (Gay et al., 2009). Moreover, Yin (2014) states the interview can provide the explanations of someone’s attitudes, perception, interests, feelings, concerns, and values of something or a case. Therefore, the interview was conducted to get more information related to the research questions as clearly as possible.
In this study, all interview questions were in semi-structured form as semi-structured interviews are most useful for obtaining information to test a specific hypothesis that the researcher has in mind (Fraenkel et al., 2012). There were two stages of interview questions. The first stage interview questions were
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This room was chosen because it was quiet. So, the teacher could think calmly. During the interview, all the questions and answers were recorded. As suggested by Yin (2014), the use of audio tapes or recorder will provide a more accurate rendition of any interview than taking our own notes. Then, the interview protocols were also used to obtain the information during the interview. These protocols included a heading, an instruction to the interviewer, the questions related to the teacher’s understanding, experiences, and solutions. The semi-structured interviews were considered to be applied in these interviews because they are most useful for obtaining information to test a specific hypothesis that the researcher has in mind (Fraenkel et al., 2012). Besides, Cohen (cited in Herlina, 2014) reveals that the semi-structured interviews allow informants the freedom to express their views in their own

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