Qualitative interviews with individuals, specialists, experts experienced in a certain field bring out the cause-and-effect linkages of several phenomena and situations. Such interviews aim at revealing statements, experience, implicit details that help shaping a complete subject method.
The method is applied in order to:
- to study the whole scope of social relations,
- collect detailed information on certain subjects,
- discover basics of a subject that is not commonly discussed or fully explored,
- determine cause-and-effect linkages between various areas and events.