Value-Oriented Semi-Structured Interview

Method Overview

Tap into stakeholders’ understandings, views and values about a technology using semi-structured interview questions.

Getting Started

Materials: Interview Protocol

Participants: Individual/Team

Example Practices (from the book by Friedman and Hendry): 

The value-oriented semi-structured interview questions focus on the “evaluative judgments about a technology” and the rationales behind it. Some example questions are: 

  •  “Is it all right or not all right that technology X has feature Y or behavior Z? Why or why not?” 
  • “Some people like X about the system for Y reason. Other people like A about the system for B reason. Are your views more similar to one person or the other? Why?”

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