This activity allows you to practice writing an interview summary. Good summaries provide readers with an overview of the interview content rather than just transcribing the answers like the example below. Summaries also highlight general topics that were discussed in the interview and mention if the discussion revealed anything surprising. Here are some general guidelines for summarizing an interview.
Write an introduction. Provide the crucial details about the interview. State the subject’s name and position. Explain why you interviewed the subject, and how the information informs your research objective.
Give a brief overview. Provide an overview of the interview. Include general topics that you discussed with the interview subject and address the major themes of the subject’s answers. Do not go into great detail; instead offer summary statements that give the reader an idea of the content.
1)how would you begin your career?
2)what interests you about biomedical engineering and why did you chose it?
3)what skills,abilities and personal attributes are essential to success in your job/this field?
4) What are the reason to be successful in every respect of life?
5) who inspires you and how did they motivate you?
Discuss the major findings. Note any discoveries you made during the interview. Include only the facts or anecdotes that are relevant to the purpose of the interview and (or) your research objectives. If you uncovered anything that was surprising, discuss it in this section.
Conclude the interview summary. Summarize (3–5 sentences) the interview and your major findings. Restate your plans for using the information you gathered during the interview.