An excellent new paper from Philip Cowley is nominally about how to interview MPs for political science research. But it’s really a very funny guide to how to interview anyone half-important or busy.
As the responses on Twitter show, it’s also a genuinely useful guide, capturing what many people have learnt from bitter experience over the years.
Having been interviewed by him myself, I am of course in no way paranoid about whether any of the anonymised examples refer to me.
Here is Professor Philip Cowley’s paper in full:Interviewing-MPs-Philip-Cowley-SSRN-id3764202
Citation: Cowley, Philip, Interviewing MPs (January 12, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3764202.