Expert Interviews
Design Thinking


Gathering data from experts


Consider experts’ knowledge to the very first idea and research alternatives


Qualitative method

Example of use

Ethnographic field work


  1. 1.Prepare interview guideline by formulating questions based on hypothesis

  2. 2.Locate and contact experts of interest

  3. 3.Carry out semi-structured or in-depth open interviews and – if possible – record the interview, make notes

  4. 4.Transcribe the interview, analyze it in relation to questions and hypothesis, write down the analysis results


  1. Bogner, A. 2009. Interviewing experts. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

  2. Bogner, A. 2005. Das Experteninterview, Theorie, Methoden, Anwendung: VS, Verl. für Sozialwiss., 2005, Wiesbaden.

  3. Gläser, J.; Laudel, G. 2009. Experteninterviews und qualitative Inhaltsanalyse, als Instrument rekonstruierender Untersuchungen. VS, Verl. für Sozialwiss., Wiesbaden.

  4. Mayring, P. 2010. Qualitative Inhaltsanalyse: Grundlagen und Techniken. Beltz, Weinheim und Basel.

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