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Investigación en educación médica

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DIAZ-BRAVO, Laura; TORRUCO-GARCIA, Uri; MARTINEZ-HERNANDEZ, Mildred  and  VARELA-RUIZ, Margarita. The interview, a flexible and dynamic resource. Investigación educ. médica [online]. 2013, vol.2, n.7, pp.162-167. ISSN 2007-5057.

The interview is defined as "a conversation which proposes a particular purpose other than simply talk." It is a very useful technical tool in qualitative research to collect data. This article aims to define the interview, reviews its classification with emphasis on semi-structured for being flexible, dynamic and non-directive. Also, it points out how to develop questions, outlines how to interpret it and its benefits. Finally, because of its importance in medical practice and medical education we review some examples of its use.

Keywords : Interview; qualitative research; medical education; Mexico.

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