Unstructured Interview: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example


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An interview in which there is no a specific set of predetermined questions, although the interviewer usually has certain topics in mind that they wish to cover, is known as what?

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1. An interview in which the interviewer asks a list of predetermined questions is known as what?

2. Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of unstructured interviews?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help check your knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of unstructured interviews. You will also be presented questions that ask you to identify types of interviews.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • An interview with predetermined questions
  • Benefits of unstructured interviews
  • Disadvantages of unstructured interviews
  • Interviews that do not have a specific set of fixed questions

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding unstructured interviews and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of interviews
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the advantages of unstructured interviews

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different types of interviews, review the corresponding lesson on Unstructured Interviews: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn what an unstructured interview is
  • Explain the purpose of unstructured interviews
  • Understand the task of the interviewer in an unstructured interview
  • Compare and contrast structured interviews and unstructured interviews