We use the 'long interview' qualitative research technique in our research when we want the people we are talking to to think and not just tell us the first thing that comes to mind. Here are some tips on how to conduct long qualitative interviews.
What is a ‘long interview’?
A long interview is a one-on-one interview that takes at least an hour and is conversational in style. Some IDI’s (individual in-depth interviews) fall into the ‘long interview’ category, but only if they are conversational and – it has to be said – long.