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Reflective Interviewing: A Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Roulston, K. J.
Type: Book
Year: 2010

Abstract:

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.

Further Details

Pages: 210
Publish Location: London
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1412948579
Accession Number: July, 2010
Work Type: Book
Keywords: Interview, study, research
Reads: 178
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