Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2013

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780199861392

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Qualitative Interviewing

Svend Brinkmann

Understanding Qualitative Research

  • Approaches qualitative interviewing from two directions: the perspective of lived experience (using the interview as an occasion for reporting experiences from the past) and the perspective of language (analyzing the interview as situated interaction mediated by linguistic discourse)
  • Presents a theoretical account of the conversational nature of human social life with many examples of studies that use interviewing

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