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.