Q. After interviewing a person, how do you present the question and answer using APA format?


Here are 2 different ways of writing out interview questions, depending on what the Instructor assigned.

  • Check with the Instructor to see how he/she would prefer interview content be added.
  • To comply with APA, use Times New Roman 12 point font and double space.

Option 1: Include the questions and answers as an Appendix in the paper.

  • The Appendix goes after the References page.
  • Example: When interviewing Mrs. Smith, she indicated how she handles her small business. (See Appendix).
  • The Purdue Owl has a sample Appendix at the end of its sample paper.

Option 2: Include the relevant questions and answers in the body of the paper where applicable.

  • Use quotation marks to show an exact quote.
  • Example: When asked what his strategy was for starting a small business, Mr. Smith replied, "I recommend researching the market for your service in your area and having a sound business plan." Smith, J. D. (personal communication, January 27, 2017).  

The APA Help guide shows how to cite interviews:

  • Click on References & In-text Citation Examples
  • Find the pull down menu for Other
  • Select Interviews.

Thank you for using ASK US.  For more information, contact your campus Academic Resource Center.


  • Last Updated Aug 01, 2018
  • Views 17493
  • Answered By Baker Librarians

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 41   14

We'll answer you within 3 hours M - F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.