The methodology underlying the study was both qualitative
(exploratory interviews, , class observations, examination of student
materials and samples ) and quantitative through implementation of
structured questionnaires .
The qualitative stage precedes the second more quantitatively
Stage one : using exploratory interviews :
A (N=…) number of teachers and instructors were interviewed .the
interviews were roughly based around an interview protocol :
Interview protocol for graduate students
2- department: letters /science classes…..
3- courses taught at undergraduate level
4- contact telephone
1- What tasks are dealt with ? which are most critical?
2- What difficulties are experienced?
3- Which skills are most important ?
4- What types of instructions are presented?
Assessment of language instruction provided
5- What is your assessment ?
6- What roles should the teachers play ?
They lasted between ……. and ……each, with one interviewer eliciting
information and noting it down . Teachers were interviewed in this
initial stage with the expectation that they would be able to offer an
overview of their perception of teaching as persuasion in light of
their own (recent, long) experiences. (def of exploratory interview)
The objective of this stage is to gather basic , general information
about classroom interaction and teachers’ strategies of persuasions