Analysis of interview moves
Here's my analysis of the text in the handout. The opening, check/reflect and structuring moves are straightforward, but you may have disagreed with the follow-up and probe moves. I chose the former because the turn asks for an extension of information previously given, whereas the probe move introduces a new angle. However, there would be nothing wrong in labelling 18/19 a follow-up. (25/26, by the way, is another example of a check/reflect.)
01 IR: I wonder if you could just talk me through what you
02 do when you go into the office in the morning, your routine.
03 IE: Er my usual routine is that I check the answerphone
04 first of all
05 IR: Uhuh
06 IE: to see if any messages have been left on that … open the
07 filing cabinets and
08 IR: You unlock the filing cabinets
09 IE: I unlock the filing cabinets
10 IR: Right
11 IE: Yeah. Then I open up the post that’s arrived at our end
12 IR: You say ‘your end’. Was that- How many ends, how many
14 IE: By that I mean that… [Moves on to interactions while
15 taking the post round] …Might have a little chat or I
16 might, if they look as though they’re really kind of stuck
17 into something straight away then I’ll just kind of
18 IR: When you say you’ll have a little chat, I mean, you’ll
19 institute that will you, or
20 IE: Er. er, it depends really. Sometimes [Exchanges on nature
21 of talk continue] …if there’s maybe something particular
22 that I want to talk about I will- I will let them know that
23 IR: Uhuh
24 IE: and ask when it will be convenient for me to see them.
25 IR: Right. So effectively you’re signalling that things are
26 important but they’re picking the time for the talk.
27 IE: Yeah, that’s it exactly. Yeah and if…
28 [Exchanges on subject of talk continue.]
29 IR: If we could go back a bit and talk a bit more about the
30 relationship between where you are and the other section.