Semi-structured interview feedback form
Please use your notes or sound recording of your semi-structured
interview to fill out this form in as much detail as possible.
Do add direct quotes by highlighting with quotation marks if they are
of particular interest, and don’t worry if there is a topic you didn’t
really talk about, just fill in as much as you can.
Once complete, please email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of interviewer
Name of interviewee (unless
Who are they?
Position of interviewee in University
(e.g PhD student, lecturer in biology,
head of sociology department)
What do they do?
Describe the interviewee's
relationship with research at the
university (e.g carrying out research,
What are the key areas here?
Describe any specialist areas of
research done by the university as
outlined by the interviewee, and any
major findings this has resulted in.
Where does the funding come from?
Describe the sources of research
funding identified by the interviewee .
What gets researched and why?
Describe changes to the research
agenda identified by the interviewee
and reasons given for these changes.
Include how the interviewee believes
these changes to be influenced by
factors such as public opinion, media
debate, financial crisis.
How is funding changing and why?
Describe changes to sources of
funding for research identified by the
interviewee, and who/ what is driving
these changes. Include how the
interviewee believes these changes to
be influenced by factors such as
public opinion, media debate,
Any ethical policy?
Describe any department's/
university's guidelines on research
ethics or social responsibility
mentioned by the interviewee.
Who gets the results?
Describe any arrangements that the
interviewee mentions between
funders and the university, including
who gets the results or intellectual
What won’t government fund?
Outline any issues that the
interviewee thinks that government
research councils will or will not fund.
What does industry sponsor?
Describe the kind of things that the
interviewee says are being sponsored
What research is funded by who?
Describe how the interviewee felt
about what research is funded and by
Anything else that you think was
interesting and relevant…