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Reflective Interviewing A Guide to Theory and Practice

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ISBN-10: 1412948576

ISBN-13: 9781412948579

Edition: 2011

Authors: Kathryn Roulston

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Qualitative researchers have long made use of many different interview forms. Yet, for novice researchers, making the connections between "theory" and "method" is not always easy. This book provides a theoretically-informed guide for researchers learning how to interview in the social sciences. In order to undertake quality research using qualitative interviews, a researcher must be able to theorize the application of interviews to investigate research problems in social science research. As part of this process, researchers examine their subject positions in relation to participants, and examine their interview interactions systematically to inform research design. This book provides a practical approach to interviewing, helping researchers to learn about themselves as interviewers in ways that will inform the design, conduct, analysis and representation of interview data. The author takes the reader through the practicalities of designing and conducting an interview study, and relates various forms of interview to different underlying epistemological assumptions about how knowledge is produced. The book concludes with practical advice and perspectives from experienced researchers who use interviews as a method of data generation.This book is written for a multidisciplinary audience of students of qualitative research methods.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 1/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Asking questions and Individual Interviews
Interviews with Groups
Theorizing the Qualitative Interview
Designing Studies That Use Interviews
Doing Interview Research
Theorizing the Researcher: The Reflective Interviewer
Examining Interview Talk
Analyzing and Representing Interview Data
Final thoughts: Learning How To Interview