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Qualitative Interviewing

Conversational Knowledge Through Research Interviews

Second Edition

Svend Brinkmann

Publication Date - November 2022

ISBN: 9780197648186

192 pages
Paperback
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $45.00

Description

Qualitative interviewing has become one of the most common research methods across the human and social sciences, if not the most prevalent approach. Qualitative Interviewing, Second Edition help readers conduct, write, represent, understand, and critique qualitative interview research in its many forms as currently practiced. It discusses excellent exemplars of qualitative interview research.

The book begins with a theoretically informed introduction to qualitative interviewing by presenting a variegated landscape of how conversations have been used for knowledge producing purposes. Particular attention is given to the complementary positions of experience focused interviewing (phenomenological positions) and language focused interviewing (discourse oriented positions), which concentrate on interview talk as reports (of the experiences of interviewees) and accounts (occasioned by the situation of interviewing) respectively.

The second edition has a new chapter on conducting interviews in practice and is updated with new sections on research ethics and the relevance of small-scale studies in a world of "big data", many updated references, recent examples of interview studies, and reflections on similarities and differences between research interviews, journalism, and the arts.

New to this Edition

  • Includes a new chapter on conducting and analyzing interviews in practice
  • Expanded coverage on research ethics and the relevance of small-scale studies in a world of big data
  • Features contemporary examples of interview studies, and reflections on similarities and differences between research interviews, journalism, and the arts

Features

  • Focuses on best practice in the form of exemplary interview studies
  • Has a unique focus on writing up the methodological procedures of an interview study
  • Goes beyond a particular framework and can be used by phenomenologists and discourse theorists alike

About the Author(s)

Svend Brinkmann is Professor of Psychology at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. He has studied philosophy and psychology at the Universities of Aarhus and Oxford, and he has published widely within these fields. He is particularly interested in qualitative research and philosophy of science. In 2012 he won the prestigious Sapere Aude elite researcher grant from the Danish Research Council.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments

    Ch. 1 Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing
    Ch. 2 Research Design in Interview Studies
    Ch. 3 Conducting and Analyzing Qualitative Interviews
    Ch. 4 Writing Up the Methods Section
    Ch. 5 Writing Up the Research Findings
    Ch. 6 Discussion of Qualitative Interviewing

    References and Resources
    Index

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