Prior to conducting any interview, it is important to plan and prepare, so you get the most out of your conversation. This includes planning to ensure that the interviewee is as comfortable and accommodated as possible, and also planning your interview to ensure that you don’t forget to cover any topics important to your investigation.
This module takes you through the “Plan and Prepare” phase of the PEACE model, in which you will learn how to best approach your interview through creating interview objectives, finding interviewee information, making logistical arrangements (including interpreter arrangements), mapping out your interview route, and psychologically preparing. By utilising these skills, you will be able to conduct an efficient, effective, and secure interview.
In Module 3, you will:
– Learn the key steps to take to prepare for an interview
– Discover some preparation techniques you can adopt to be psychologically prepared to conduct an interview with a person suffering from trauma
Before moving on to the quiz, please check out the additional resources provided under the “Materials” tab above.
- OHCHR Manual on Human Rights Monitoring, Chapter 2: "Basic Principles of Human Rights Monitoring"
Read over the Human Rights Monitoring Principles and think about how they would apply in a trauma-informed interview.
- OHCHR Manual on Human Rights Monitoring, Chapter 11: "Interviewing"
Please read section C of Chapter 11 of the OHCHR guide on human rights monitoring.
- Guidelines: "IICI Guidelines on Remote Interviewing"
This course focuses on trauma-informed interviewing techniques during in-person interviews. In fluid contexts such as armed conflict, in-person interviews are not always possible. Have a look at this resource to learn a bit more about how to conduct remote monitoring.