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Interviewing

Speaking, Listening, and Learning for Professional Life

Second Edition

Rob Anderson and G. Michael Killenberg

Publication Date - July 2008

ISBN: 9780195367713

418 pages
Paperback

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $82.95

Experienced educators Rob Anderson and G. Michael Killenberg offer students a practical guide to the fascinating art of asking and answering questions.

Description

In the second edition of Interviewing, experienced educators Rob Anderson and G. Michael Killenberg explain and demystify the interviewing process, offering students a practical guide to the fascinating art of asking and answering questions. Throughout, they urge students not to view interviewing as a procedure or as a collection of techniques; instead, they present the process of interviewing as a fascinating opportunity for learning through dialogue. The basic motivation for interviewing is learning something new.

Each chapter features two sections: "The Basics," which describes essential skills, and "Beyond the Basics," which places them into a relevant context. Moreover, interviewing skills are clearly divided into three interrelated types: Listening, Questioning, and Framing. To highlight the practical, real-world significance of interviewing, the authors encourage students to apply their learning actively and to connect their skills with ideas from other communication, social science, and humanities courses. This student-friendly text also includes the following features:
* An emphasis on how interviewing contributes to the quality of public dialogue
* An integrated approach to both interviewer and interviewee roles
* In-depth coverage of culture and ethics
* Innovative boxed supplements, including:
- "Interviewers/Interviewees in Action" boxes, featuring first-person accounts
- "Trying Out Your Skills" boxes
- End-of-chapter "Making Your Decision" boxes, which present interactive hypothetical situations designed to generate class discussion

In addition, each chapter includes "The Interview Bookshelf," an annotated section recommending books that students will find helpful for further reading or for future interviewing-related assignments in other classes. A comprehensive online Instructor's Resource Guide is also available and provides suggestions for class activities, resources, and assignments.

About the Author(s)

Rob Anderson is Professor of Communication at Saint Louis University.

G. Michael Killenberg is Professor of Journalism at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

Previous Publication Date(s)

November 1998

Table of Contents

    Preface
    One: Beyond the Q&A Presumption: Interviewing with a Listening/Learning Perspective
    PART ONE: KEY APPRECIATIONS AND SKILLS OF DIALOGUE
    Two: Before Skills: Appreciations and Habits of Dialogue
    Three: Skillful Listening
    Four: Skillful Questioning
    Five: Skillful Framing
    PART TWO: PRACTICAL CONTEXTS OF INTERVIEWING
    Six: Interviews in Journalism
    Seven: Interviews in Social Science and Humanistic Research
    Eight: Interviews for Employee Selection
    Nine: Interviews in Organizations
    Ten: Interviews in Persuasive Situations
    Eleven: Interviews in Helping Professions
    PART THREE: INTERVIEWING IN A WIDER CONTEXT
    Twelve: Understanding and Analyzing Interviews in Popular Media Culture
    Final Thoughts: Professional Interviewing
    Glossary
    References