How to Format Interview Questions Using APA Format

How to format interview questions in APA format depends on whether you're citing a personal interview you had or an interview you read in a newspaper, magazine, on the Internet or elsewhere. If you conducted the interview yourself, you only need to provide an in-text citation. If the interview has been recorded by someone else, you need to provide the location where you retrieved the interview, in addition to an in-text citation.

Personal Interview

Write the name of the person you interviewed, including his first initial and last name: (B. Tellson.)

State that this was an interview: (B. Tellson, personal communication.)

Include the date you conducted the interview, enclose the whole citation in parentheses and place the citation at the end of the sentence that references the interview: (B. Tellson, personal communication, September 4, 2010).

Published Interview

Write the name of the author of the interview, including his first initial and last name: (R. Stanley.)

Indicate the date the interview was published, as well as the page number of the document you are referring to: (R. Stanley, 2011, p. 2.)

Enclose the whole citation in parentheses and place it at the end of the sentence that references the interview. (R. Stanley, 2011, p. 2).

Create a References List on a separate page.

Include the name of the author, the date in parentheses, the title of the document, any editors or translators, the website or the volume number and issue, if a periodical, and the page numbers you are referring to from the document: Stanley, R. (2011, September 4). Talking to a celebrated author of science fiction. Fiction Magazine, 51, 20-22.

Indent the second and subsequent lines and italicize the title of the periodical.