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I'm interested in writing an article about methods for consumer surveys - or, mainly the methology behind telephone interviews for doing such surveys. I wonder were this article should belong - I've had a little problem with the exact meaning of the words 'interview' and 'survey' in english language (and in Wikipedia), considering that 'survey' seems to have something to do with geology (among other things), while the article 'interview' seems to focus entirely on interviews for magazines, tv, radio and such.

I'm also considering that the article I'm thinking about would fall under the category of 'statistical methology' or something like that. Any help would be appreciated. I've looked around and have seen nothing like the kind I would write, although that presents another problem: I would be in trouble to find decent references, tho I would be glad to have my article reviewed by other professionals. I'm not trying to publish anything original, it's just that finding good references has been difficult. I guess I could easily cover about 30-50% of my material with references, if that's good enough.

That would be my first article, by the way. So bare with me if my questions seem stoopid.

I think what you are talking about is a subset of marketing research. - SimonP 21:33, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)


Hi I am a student at York college and would like to make an edit on this page if you do not mind. The edit that I would like to add is on the like provided

SRampersaud 01:37, 8 May 2013 (UTC) SRampersaudl (talk)


I have boldly split this article into two: it seemed to me a mish-mash of content, mostly on interviews in qualitative research, with some on interviews in journalism. So I've created Interview (journalism) for the latter content and moved this article to Interview (research), with changes then made to Interview (disambiguation). Hope everyone thinks this is a good idea! Bondegezou (talk) 12:22, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Please be aware that if you make a split like this, you must fix all incoming links. bd2412 T 14:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Emphasis of article[edit]

Seems like most of the focus of this article is on only one type of interviewing -- that used in qualitative research; in addition, the material on qualitative research seems to have a huge emphasis on only two non-inline sources (Seidman and Weiss). There are many forms and types of interviewing unrelated to market research and I think the article should be expanded to cover them.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 15:54, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Agreed. Do please add more material. Bondegezou (talk) 16:13, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I moved the qualitative research content, pretty much intact, to Interview (research) where I think it properly belongs. The previous version of this article was almost entirely devoted to only one type of interview, that is, qualitative research, and basically only touched on the various other types (employment, psychiatric, etc). So the Interview article has been reworked to reflect this, so that the numerous readers of this particular page, (970/day) who are probably not looking for the specifics of qualitative research interviewing, do not get confused or lost. The references in this this version are not new, but taken from the previous article as well as other articles within Wikipedia and have not been checked.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 18:47, 16 February 2016 (UTC)