This CIT Interview Techniques assignment
includes two parts: a critical incident interview (due in Topic 7),
and a summary report (due in Topic 8). The first part are steps 1-3 in
the CIT process, and the second part represents steps 4-5 in the CIT
process.To frame the context for this assignment, consider the
following statement as the basis of the project: “There is evidence
that researchers using CIT are now asking participants to reflect upon
and write down the meaning of critical incidents, not just discuss them
in a research interview” (From the Canadian Journal of Counseling by Butterfield, et al., 2005, p. 489).
methodology described in the readings, prepare a list of open-ended
questions regarding an individual’s direct personal experience with
leaders. A minimum of 15 questions is required.
- Identify a
subgroup of people in your immediate circle of contact with whom you
have the ability to conduct a critical incident (CI) interview
regarding their experience with leaders in their own lives.
- Conduct a minimum of three interviews. If
you are unable to meet with your interviewee in person you may
choose to Skype, Google Hangout, or call your interviewee. However,
you may not just send them the questions and ask them to fill them
out, as this takes you out of the process and one of the points of
this assignment is for you to gain experience in talking with
people, and learning how to interview people.
- As the
interviewer, pose the questions to the three respondent(s). Questions
include but are not limited to specific leadership moments, negative
and/or positive experiences, leader decisions and consequences, or
any direction drawn from course readings to this point.
a brief 150-250 word summary of your findings, including who you
interviewed and why. Remember you will give a more detailed,
supported summary of your findings for the next assignment. The
submission should include the raw question and answer data in the
form of at least three appendices (one for each interview, and in
question and answer format), as one would provide in qualitative
*Note*- Please remember interviewees should be
reminded they have the right not to answer questions; further, there
is an element of confidentiality that should be maintained. In your
writing, you may want to ensure your interviewees you will not
identify them by name or place of business.
format is not required for the body of this assignment, along with
solid academic writing. Remember documentation of sources should be
presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the
APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior
to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations
for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.