Q. How do I reference a personal interview?

Answer

If you are using an online bibliographic referencing tool, then select to create a reference of type "Interview" -- and put in the link.

In your Works Cited or Bibliography, the interview entry will look like this in the alphabetical listing -- in MLA style:

Brown, Dan. Interview via Skype.  1 October 2016.
Chua, Ivan. Interview in person. 15 August 2016.
Jones, Susan. Interview via email.  5 September 2016.

And in the body of your paper, these information sources can be referenced using in-text citations like this -- in MLA style:

In interviews, Brown indicated the organization exceeded its expectations in terms of effectiveness in 2015, while Chua had severe reservations about the program and Jones agreed.

 

Readers are expected to go to the bibliography at the end of the paper and look up those authors (interviewees) in the alphabetical list.

 

If you want to include a transcript or copy of interviews, you can include them in an appendix.

  • Last Updated Mar 13, 2017
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