1. Unstructured / Unwanted Interviews
Interviews are not deliberate on the part of the interviewer to direct the question and answer to the issues that become the focus point of the investigation activity. In this interview using open questions, allow for wider and varied answers. the purpose of the interview is to understand, not just explain, so the relationship between humans becomes very important.
2. Structured Interviews / Guided Interviews
In this interview, the interviewer is bound by a function, not only as a collector of data through question and answer, but rather as a collector of relevant data on the intention of the investigation that has been prepared with a cook, before the actual interview activity is executed.
In the guided interview there is a hypothesis that is brought to the field to be proved true or not, there is a framework of the subject matter to be asked in connection with the hypothesis to be proved it.
3. Focused / semi structured interviews / Guided Free interviews
Here the interviewer uses interview guidelines made in the form of a list of questions, but not in the form of sentences that are permanent (binding).
4. Personal Interview
In this private interview, an interviewer and one face-to-face interviewer. Personal interviews are usually used for clinical and therapeutic purposes.
5. Group Interviews
In a group interview, an interviewer encounters two or more interviewees. Group interviews are very useful as a means of collecting data that at once functions as a data check process.
6. Man In The Street Interview
A way of questioning people on the streets by stopping everyone on the highway to ask questions about him. This method is usually done if we want to know how public opinion.
7. Recurring Interviews
An interview of the respondent or the same number of respondents who were conducted more than once in different times and situations. Recurring interviews are usually used to track special developments in psychological or social processes.
8. Blind Interview
An interview result without the identity of the respondent being interviewed. In newspapers it is usually called "credible sources", "authorized officials" and so on.
9. Telephone Interview / Interview using the phone
Often these kinds of interviews occur to inquire about local circumstances against people who are also in the city.
10. Research Interview
An interview that serves as a method to complement or refine the research data.