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Qualitative Interviewing

Qualitative Interviewing
The Art of Hearing Data

Third Edition

October 2011 | 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

I use this book as an essential recommentation for my PH D method course (students are per semester about 7 - 9;

Professor Manfred Fuchs
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October 23, 2013

Good book, but turned out not to be applicable to the student level

Mrs Cynthia Knittle
Health Sciences, University of Phoenix - Phoenix
August 7, 2013

Excellent source for students who opt for qualitative projects. Could not justify requiring for all students.

Dr John Hedgcock
GSTILE, Monterey Institute of International Studies
June 29, 2013

This text is clear and thorough in its coverage of the various aspects of conducting qualitative research. It is a good foundational text for students who are in the early stages of developing their research projects.

Dr Denise Lewis
Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia
September 20, 2012

Excellent text for my first-year doctoral students in their qualitative methods class. Includes theory, a broad number of examples, practice, and most of all, a humanistic, action research orientation. I will continue to use this text. Thank you!

Dr Janet De Merode
International Psychology, Chicago School of Psychology
June 13, 2012

An excellent text covering the key aspect of interviewing

Dr Rob Monks
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April 19, 2012

Highly recommended at masters and doctoral level for professional practice based programmes. An excellent technical text with a rich and accessible content.

Dr Mehmet Ali Dikerdem
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April 13, 2012

The content was just right for this course.

Mrs Sharon Toombs
College of Nursing, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
March 26, 2012

Very useful for the module 'interviews and interviewing'

Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray
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March 12, 2012
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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