Simplified Structure Laying Technique: A Motivating Interview Technique

6 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2011

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Heike Nolte

University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer

Date Written: October 7, 2011

Abstract

This article presents an interview technique adjusted for use within a firm's environment. The Structure Laying Technique (Flick, 2009) is a powerful form of a problem-centered interview, most appropriate for revealing the implicit theories held by interviewees. The issue is that this method requires long interview sessions and – in its pure form – two meetings within two weeks. Thus, it is difficult to apply within a firm for research on the cognition of employees. To overcome this problem, I have simplified the Structure Laying Technique so that the interviewee needs to be available only once for one hour.

This article presents theoretical background to the method, the simplifications I have introduced, and experience indicating its validity.

Note: Downloadable document is in German.

Keywords: Interview, cognition, worker, implicit theory

JEL Classification: B40, D20, L20, M10, M54

Suggested Citation

Nolte, Heike, Simplified Structure Laying Technique: A Motivating Interview Technique (October 7, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1940402 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1940402

Heike Nolte (Contact Author)

University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer ( email )

Constantiaplatz 4
Emden, 26723
Germany

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