What is Qualitative Interviewing?

Author: Rosalind Edwards,Janet Holland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849668027

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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What is Qualitative Interviewing? is an accessible and comprehensive 'what is' and 'how to' methods book. It is distinctive in emphasising the importance of good practice in understanding and undertaking qualitative interviews within the framework of a clear philosophical position. Rosalind Edwards and Janet Holland provide clear and succinct explanations of a range of philosophies and theories of how to know about the social world, and a thorough discussion of how to go about researching it using interviews. A series of short chapters explain and illustrate a range of interview types and practices. Drawing on their own and colleagues' experiences Holland and Edwards provide real research examples as informative illustrations of qualitative interviewing in practice, and the use of a range of creative interview tools. They discuss the use of new technologies as well as tackling enduring issues around asking and listening and power dynamics in research. Written in a clear and accessible style the book concludes with a useful annotated bibliography of key texts and journals in the field. What is Qualitative Interviewing? provides a vital resource for both new and experienced social science researchers across a range of disciplines.
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Qualitative Interviewing

Author: Svend Brinkmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199861390

Category: Psychology

Page: 177

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Qualitative interviewing has today become one of the most common research methods across the human and social sciences, but it is an approach that comes in different guises. Qualitative Interviewing will help its readers write, represent, understand, and critique qualitative interview research in its many forms as currently practiced. 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 paid to the complementary positions of experience-focused interviewing (phenomenological positions) and language-focused interviewing (discourse-oriented positions), which focus on interview talk as reports (of the experiences of interviewees) and accounts (occasioned by the situation of interviewing), respectively. The following chapters address various ways of designing qualitative interview studies and a guide to writing up the methodological procedures and results of an interview study. The book concludes with a presentation of the most common errors in interview reports, offering a range of solutions and strategies for evaluating research findings based on qualitative interviews.
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Handbook of Interview Research

Context and Method

Author: Professor of Sociology and Chair Jaber F Gubrium,Professor James A Holstein

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761919513

Category: Social Science

Page: 981

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The Handbook of Interview Research is the most ambitious attempt yet at examining the place of the interview in contemporary society. Interviewing is the predominant mode of research in the social sciences. It′s also the stock-in-trade of information seekers in organizations and institutions of all kinds, as well as in the mass media. Across the board, interviews provide today′s leading window on the world of experience. The Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the interview at the cutting edge of information technology. Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of professional disciplines, this book addresses conceptual and technical challenges that confront both academic researchers and interviewers with more applied goals. From interview theory to the nuts-and-bolts of the interview process, the coverage is impressively broad and authoritative. The Handbook of Interview Research is both encyclopedic and thematic. As an encyclopedia, it provides extensive discussions of the methodological issues now surrounding interview practice, offering a multi-faceted assessment of what has become the method of choice for obtaining personal information in today′s society. But the Handbook also is a story, which spins a particular tale of interviewing, one that moves from the commonly recognized individual interview to what is called `the interview society′. The gist of the presentation is that we can no longer regard the interview as simply an instrument for gathering data, but must now also view it an integral part of society.
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Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership

Author: Karin Klenke

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785606506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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This text offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of qualitative methods in leadership research. The book equips leadership researchers at all levels with the knowledge to make informed choices of research strategies. The second edition features 50% new research and includes new developments in qualitative research methods.
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Qualitative Methods and Health Policy Research

Author: Elizabeth A. Murphy,Robert Dingwall

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202368429

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 230

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Qualitative researchers have traditionally been cautious about claiming that their work was scientific. The "right-on" schools have exaggerated this caution into an outright rejection of science as a model for their work. Science is, for them, outmoded; "an archaic form of consciousness surviving for a while yet in a degraded form" (Tyler 1986:200). Scientists' assertions that they are in pursuit of truth simply camouflage their own lust for power. There is no essential difference between truth and propaganda. The authors acknowledge that the boundary between science and propaganda has often been breached and some distrust of scientific claims may be healthy. They also question the claim that science creates disinterested and objective knowledge of an observer-independent world without concluding that science is impossible. The skeptics' reservations about qualitative research are based on the deep-rooted assumption among natural scientists, and some social scientists, that there is a world "out there," prior to, and independent of, their observations. This world can be known objectively in the sense that all observers will, if identically placed, see it in exactly the same way. If a suitable language were available, they would also all produce identical descriptions. From these observations they can work out the laws governing the world's operations. The authors try to resolve these contrary claims by asserting that science is a procedural commitment. It consists of openness to refutation, a conscientious and systematic search for contradictory evidence, and a readiness to subject one's preconceptions to critical examination. The devotion to truth as a regulative ideal is an essential difference between science and propaganda. This work is a unique and innovative defense of scientific method. Elizabeth Murphy is reader in sociology and social policy at the University of Nottingham, UK. Robert Dingwall is professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks, and Society at the University of Nottingham, UK.
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Qualitative interviewing

the art of hearing data

Author: Herbert J. Rubin,Irene Rubin

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780803950955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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"This highly diffuse, personal orientation to research is an interesting contrast to more impersonal works and a useful reminder that the results of research are often intimately bound with the individuals who collect the data. The most likely audience for the work is beginning researchers who are interested in exploring avenues of qualitative research. The breezy style and anecdotal content may. . . make the work most suitable as a source for undergraduate methods courses. --Herbert Snyder in Library and Information Science Research "This work is intended to help students in social work, sociology, and political science develop skills in qualitative interviewing." --Journal of Social Work Education "This engaging and readable book is an introductory overview about how to design, collect, code, interpret, and present the results of qualitative research based upon interviews. . . . The authors are two experienced academics. . . . The book will be most appropriate for professors and students who are exploring qualitative research methods for the first time. When combined with more detailed articles and illustrative exercises, it could also serve very well as the organizing text for an advanced undergraduate or first graduate course in qualitative interviewing. Happily, its conversational tone and absence of pedagogical jargon also will make the book inviting and accessible to practitioners in new product development and market research. . . . This is a usable and enjoyable introduction to a research approach that has seen increasing use in recent years for new product and process introductions. Its primary audience is academicians and students who will find it a very good introductory text. Practitioners, particularly those who wish to ''get close to customers,'' will find here some useful advice about how to question customers and how to read their answers. More important, they will find out what to expect of qualitative market researchers who work with new product development or implementation teams." --Patricia W. Meyers in The Journal of Product Innovation Management Qualitative Interviewing provides a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. With this volume, qualitative researchers will learn how to design research based on interview data; stimulate conversation; absorb what is being said; and synthesize, analyze, and present an informed description of the data. The authors, both experienced teachers and researchers with nearly 50 years of post-Ph.D. research experience in qualitative interviewing, emphasize the importance of cultural, contextual, and personal influences on the sharing and unveiling of meaning. Their book links qualitative interviewing techniques with theories of how people communicate meaning. Qualitative Interviewing is an essential text for a wide range of students and social science researchers who do interviews as part of case studies or as ethnographic research.
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Interviewing as Qualitative Research

A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences

Author: Irving Seidman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746660

Category: Education

Page: 162

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The Third Edition of this bestselling resource provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to help them develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. While proposing a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, the author also includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. Equally popular for individual and classroom use, the new Third Edition of Interviewing as Qualitative Researchfeatures: an introduction to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process in its historical context, including an expanded discussion of informed consent and its complexities; apecial attention to the rights of participants in interview research as those rights interact with ethical issues; and updated references and suggestions for additional reading for a deeper consideration of methodological, ethical, and philosophical issues, including relevant Internet resources.
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Research Methods for Education

Author: Peter Newby

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405835749

Category: Education

Page: 676

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"One of the most thorough and comprehensive research texts available. The author offers a thorough representation of all aspects of the research process, draws on a wide range of real examples from practice, and offers particular support to those students who struggle when presenting quantitative data in their research projects."-Liz Keeley-Browne, Oxford Brookes University "A serious and important attempt to simplify the complex process of research, without restricting or overly classifying the range and power of techniques available to us."-Stephen Gorard, The University of Birmingham "It is a very accessible text, easy to read and navigate through. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to students embarking on educational research and to lecturers about to teach a course in research methodology."-Marc SchSfer, Rhodes University, South Africa Research methods is a complex subject which many education students find frustrating. Philosophical approaches, quantitative methods and epistemology can all prove confusing and arcane for the novice educational researcher, whilst many students struggle with the practical aspects of deciding on a research project, designing a questionnaire or presenting conclusions in the most convincing way. Research Methods in Education therefore takes the student by the hand and guides them through the subject in an engaging, witty and clear way. Packed with exercises, examples and comparative international material from other educational contexts, Peter Newby's book is the student-friendly text which demystifies the research process with clarity and verve. Key features: -Written for people who are new to research and not confident with numbers -A mixed methods approach, which doesn't simply prioritise quantitative or qualitative methods -Rich supporting website with activities, multiple choice questions, data-sets, examples of good and bad research tools. This shows students how to progress their own research project and contains coaching and support to help students with mathematics -Covers graphical and analytic procedures using Internet tools and spreadsheets -Contains guidance on analytic procedures that require more advanced tools such as SPSS and Minitab -Designed to help students produce good, valid and valuable research. Excellent coverage of availability of secondary data sources -Many excellent international examples and case studies specifically from education, which breaks away from a parochial focus on UK education system. "This an especially useful and enjoyable book for beginning and experienced researchers alike."-Peter Freebody, University of Sydney, Australia "This is an excellent, up-to-date and accessible methods text which will greatly appeal to students grappling with the research process. The style of the book is clear and user-friendly, whilst the content anticipates many of the problems which students are likely to encounter during their research in education. Comprehensive and good value for money."-Samantha Punch, University of Stirling "I am impressed by Newby's concrete and structured way of guiding the student through the entire research process. His descriptions of complex theories and procedures is conveyed in an interesting and accessible way. Students will also enjoy the writing style and pedagogical organization of the book."-Carina R÷nngvist, Umes School of Education, Sweden
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Research Method in the Postmodern

Author: James Joseph Scheurich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750706452

Category: Education

Page: 189

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In recent years, research in the social sciences has been dominated by the debate on the merits of qualitative method versus quantitative methodology. Until recently, the debate appeared to have been won by those promoting the qualitative approach, but then postmodern theory appeared on the scene, challenging all our preconceptions about research method. This book goes one step further than those working at the philosophical level, showing the implications of postmodernism for practice.
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SAGE Qualitative Research Methods

Author: Paul Atkinson,Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849203784

Category: Social Science

Page: 1616

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SAGE has been a major force shaping the field of qualitative methods: not just in its specialist methods journals like Qualitative Inquiry but in the ‘empirical’ journals such as Social Studies of Science. Delving into SAGE’s deep backlist of qualitative research methods journals, Paul Atkinson and Sara Delmont, editors of Qualitative Research, have selected over seventy articles to represent SAGE’s distinctive contribution to Methods publishing in general and qualitative research in particular. The SAGE Qualitative Research Methods includes research from the past four decades and addresses key issues or controversies, such as explanations and defenses of qualitative methods; ethics; research questions and foreshadowed problems; access; first days in the field; field roles and rapport; practicalities of data collection and recording; data analysis; writing and (re) presentation; the rise of auto-ethnography; life history, narrative and autobiography; CA and DA; and alternatives to the logocentric (such as visual methods).
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