When conducting an interview you need to be well prepared. Spend time thinking about the questions you will ask and the answers you might expect. Set the atmosphere of the interview so that it is pleasant yet professional, and don't forget to be a good listener.
During the interview, repeat the cycle of acquiring, understanding, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information until you are satisfied with the results.
- Actively consider the information provided during the interview. Develop more questions by using your critical thinking skills.
- Reflect on and paraphrase the information given to you during the interview back to the interviewee.
- At the end of the interview you should summarize the main ideas, supporting ideas, and any examples presented.