Active Interview

ISBN-10: 0803958951

ISBN-13: 9780803958951

Edition: 1995

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"The book provides an academic basis for discussion and development of active interviewing methods. . . . The ideas raised. . . will be interesting and valuable to those involved in developing new methodologies in qualitative research and interviewing." --Helen Masey in Social Research Association News The interpretive turn in social science has taken the interview and turned it upside down. Once thought to be the pipeline through which information was transmitted from a passive subject to an omniscient researcher, the new "active interview" considers the interviewer and interviewee as equal partners in constructing meaning around an interview event. This changes everything - from the way of conceiving a sample to the ways in which the interview may be conducted and the results analyzed. In this brief volume, James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium outline the differences between the active interview and the traditional interview and give novice researchers clear guidance on conducting an interview that is the rich product of both parties. Students and professionals who use qualitative methods in the fields of sociology, anthropology, communication, psychology, education, social work, gerontology, and management will find The Active Interview to be a helpful and cogent guidebook.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Introduction
The Active Interview in Perspective
Assigned Competence and Respondent Selection
Narrative Resources
The Active Interviewer
Constructing Meaning within the Interview
Multivocality and Multiple Respondents
Rethinking Interview Procedures
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