Answered By: Paul Galfano
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018     Views: 3201

From the Purdue University Owl website on citing a personal interview in APA format:

"No personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the communicator's name, the phrase "personal communication," and the date of the communication in your main text only."  Shown below are two examples of this:


(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).

A. P. Smith also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal communication, November 3, 2002).

You can find additional guidance on citing in APA Style for personal interviews from the Center for Academic Success' Writing and Citing Libguide - APA citations.

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