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Can you please answer to my question!
In a research paper, is it possible to prepare an interview and send it through e-mail to the interviewee (then he send back his/her answers through email too)?
In other words, is it an acceptable way to do an interview?
I will be really thankful if you can respond to my question.
Well, I've done interviews like that for people doing academic research (about girls in gaming), and for people researching newspaper articles (about depression), so it's certainly possible. I think whether or not it's advisable would very much depend on what you are trying to find out. It's certainly more suited to a very rigid set of questions, with short factual answers, than to more fluid situations where you might have follow-up questions or want to prompt an interviewee, or where there is an emotional element to the answers and body language and tone of voice would help.