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Qualitative Interviewing
The Art of Hearing Data

Third Edition


© 2012 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Using in-depth qualitative interviews, authors Herbert J. Rubin and Irene S. Rubin have researched topics ranging from community redevelopment programs to the politics of budgeting and been energized by the depth, thoroughness, and credibility of what was revealed. They describe in-depth qualitative interviewing from beginning to end, from its underlying philosophy and assumptions to project design, analysis and write up.

"This book is exactly what I was looking for in that it covers interviewing and analysis in depth."—Daphne John, Oberlin College

"Students leave this book fully informed of the nuances and complexity of interviewing as well as excited about the promise interview research findings offer."Hannah Britton, University of Kansas

"The authors' focus on the reflective process, question development, and procedural steps associated with qualitative research is rich and thorough."Tracy M. Lara, Kent State University

 
Chapter 1. Listening, Hearing, and Sharing
 
Chapter 2. Research Philosophy and Qualitative Interviews
 
Chapter 3. Qualitative Data Gathering Methods and Style
 
Chapter 4. Designing Research for the Responsive Interviewing Model
 
Chapter 5. Designing for Quality
 
Chapter 6. Conversational Partnerships
 
Chapter 7. The Responsive Interview as an Extended Conversation
 
Chapter 8. Structure of the Responsive Interview
 
Chapter 9. Designing Main Questions and Probes
 
Chapter 10. Preparing Follow-Up Questions
 
Chapter 11. Variants of the Responsive Interviewing Model
 
Chapter 12. Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing Model
 
Chapter 13. Sharing the Results
 
Chapter 14. Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing

“The book does a wonderful job of detailing how to develop questions, probes, analyze data, and organizing our data.”

David S. Allen
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

“This book is exactly what I was looking for in that it covers interviewing and analysis in depth.”

Daphne John
Oberlin College

“The Third Edition will be very useful for graduate students. It appears to seamlessly shift its lens from broad landscapes to close-ups without losing focus on the content.

Sarita K. Davis
Georgia State University

“Students leave this book fully informed of the nuances and complexity of interviewing as well as excited about the promise interview research findings offer.”

Hannah Britton
University of Kansas

“This text is well-written and easy to follow. It follows the natural flow of a qualitative project.”

Cheryl L. Coan
Marquette University
Key features

New to the Third Edition

  • Provides greater clarity on a number of topics including how responsive interviewing relates to other in-depth models, how to use literature, and how to find and label concepts and themes
  • Emphasizes the importance of choosing a research style in tune with one's own personality and the research situation at hand
  • Offers advice on dealing with a variety of interviewing situations, such as cross-cultural interviews, interviews with several people, with special populations, and telephone and internet interviews

Key Features

  • Offers a guide to responsive interviewing, showing readers how to respond to what they hear rather than relying exclusively on predetermined questions
  • Shows how to perform analysis throughout the project, so that as they learn more, researchers can modify both the research problem they are exploring and the questions they ask


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ISBN: 9781412978378