Interviewing is used very widely in qualitative research, and takes many different forms. It is also a method that is constantly evolving, in response both to theoretical and technological developments.
The authors present a clear and thorough guide to the use of interviews in contemporary qualitative research. Writing in an accessible style, with many practical examples, the authors explore:
* The key debates in the philosophy and theory underlying interview methods
* How to design and carry out interviews
* The special requirements of group and remote (telephone and online) interviewing
* The central issues of reflexivity and ethics
The book also features a chapter which introduces the principles and practice of the thematic analysis of interview data, and the book concludes with a detailed consideration of the use of interviews in two major qualitative research traditions: phenomenological and narrative approaches.
Interviews in Qualitative Research is a must-have for graduate and advanced undergraduate students planning to use interview methods for themselves. It is aimed at a broad range of disciplines with examples drawn from across the social, educational, and health sciences.
Table of Contents
Designing an Interview Study
Carrying out Qualitative Interviews
Ethics in Qualitative Interviewing
Reflexivity and Qualitative Interviewing
An Introduction to Interview Data Analysis
Interviews in Phenomenological Research
Interviews and Narrative
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