This CIT Interview Techniques assignment includes two parts: a critical incident interview (due in Topic 7), and a summary report (due in Topic 8). The first part are steps 1-3 in the CIT process, and the second part represents steps 4-5 in the CIT process.To frame the context for this assignment, consider the following statement as the basis of the project: “There is evidence that researchers using CIT are now asking participants to reflect upon and write down the meaning of critical incidents, not just discuss them in a research interview” (From the Canadian Journal of Counseling by Butterfield, et al., 2005, p. 489).
Interview:Using methodology described in the readings, prepare a list of open-ended questions regarding an individual’s direct personal experience with leaders. A minimum of 15 questions is required.Identify a subgroup of people in your immediate circle of contact with whom you have the ability to conduct a critical incident (CI) interview regarding their experience with leaders in their own lives.Conduct a minimum of three interviews. If you are unable to meet with your interviewee in person you may choose to Skype, Google Hangout, or call your interviewee. However, you may not just send them the questions and ask them to fill them out, as this takes you out of the process and one of the points of this assignment is for you to gain experience in talking with people, and learning how to interview people.As the interviewer, pose the questions to the three respondent(s). Questions include but are not limited to specific leadership moments, negative and/or positive experiences, leader decisions and consequences, or any direction drawn from course readings to this point.Submit a brief 150-250 word summary of your findings, including who you interviewed and why. Remember you will give a more detailed, supported summary of your findings for the next assignment. The submission should include the raw question and answer data in the form of at least three appendices (one for each interview, and in question and answer format), as one would provide in qualitative research.
*Note*- Please remember interviewees should be reminded they have the right not to answer questions; further, there is an element of confidentiality that should be maintained. In your writing, you may want to ensure your interviewees you will not identify them by name or place of business.
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