Structured and Semistructured Interviews
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Hong, P. Y. and Ilardi, S. S. 2010. Structured and Semistructured Interviews. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The past few decades have witnessed a rather striking shift toward the increased use of formal structure in the clinical interview process. It has become commonplace to categorize clinical interviews, on the basis of the degree of intrinsic structure imposed by the interviewer, into one of three distinct subtypes: structured, semistructured, and unstructured.