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InterViews : learning the craft of qualitative research interviewing

InterViews : learning the craft of qualitative research interviewing

Author: Steinar Kvale; Svend Brinkmann
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"The first edition of InterViews provided students and professionals in a wide variety of disciplines with the "whys" and "hows" of research interviewing, preparing students for learning interviewing by doing interviews and by studying examples of best practice. The thoroughly revised Second Edition retains its original seven stage structure, continuing to focus on the practical, epistemological, and ethical issues  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steinar Kvale; Svend Brinkmann
ISBN: 9780761925415 0761925414 9780761925422 0761925422 9781452275727 1452275726
OCLC Number: 191846846
Description: xviii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to interview research : Conversation as research ; Three interview sequences ; Interview research in history and in the social sciences ; The interview society ; Methodological and ethical issues of research interviewing --
Part I: Conceptualizing the research interview : 2. Research interviews, philosophical dialogues, and therapeutic interviews ; A qualitative research interview on learning ; Phenomenology and the mode of understanding in a qualitative research interview ; Power asymmetry in qualitative research interviews ; Philosophical dialogues and research interviews ; Therapeutic interviews and research interviews --
3. Epistemological issues of interviewing : The interviewer as a miner or as a traveler ; Interviews in a postmodern age ; Seven features of interview knowledge ; Knowledge and interviews in a positivist conception --
4. Ethical issues of interviewing : Interviewing as a moral inquiry ; Ethical issues throughout an interview inquiry ; Ethical positions: rules and procedures or personal virtues? ; Ethical guidelines ; Learning ethical research behavior --
5. Learning the craft of qualitative research interviewing : Research interviewing: method or personal skills ; The craft of research interviewing ; Learning the craft of research interviewing --
Part II: Seven stages of an interview investigation : 6. Thematizing and designing an interview study ; Seven stages of an interview inquiry ; Thematizing an interview study ; Designing an interview study ; Mixed methods --
7. Conducting an interview : A class interview about grades ; Setting the interview stage ; Scripting the interview ; Interviewer questions ; The art of second questions ; Books on interviewing --
8. Interview variations : Interview subjects ;Interview forms ; Confrontational interviews --
9. Interview quality : Hamlet's interview ; Interview quality ; The interview subject ; Interviewer qualifications ; Standard objections to the quality of interview research ; Leading questions ; Tensions of scientific and ethical responsibility. 10. Transcribing interviews : Oral and written language ; Recording interviews ; Transcribing interviews ; Transcription reliability, validity, and ethics --
11. Preparing for interview analysis : The 1,000-page question ; Steps and modes of interview analysis ; Computer tools for interview analysis --
12. Interview analyses focusing on meaning ; Meaning coding ; Meaning condensation ; Meaning interpretation ; The issue of multiple interpretations ; Hermeneutical interpretation of meaning ; The quest for 'the real meaning' --
13. Interview analyses focusing on language : Linguistic analysis ; Conversation analysis ; Narrative analysis ; Discourse analysis ; Deconstruction --
14. Eclectic and theoretical analyses of interviews : Interview analysis as bricolage ; Interview analysis as theoretical reading --
15. The social construction of validity : Objectivity of interview knowledge ; Reliability and validity of interview knowledge ; Validity as quality of craftsmanship ; Communicative validity ; Pragmatic validity ; Validity of the validity question ; Generalizing from interview studies --
16. Reporting interview knowledge : Contrasting audiences for interview reports ; Boring interview reports ; Ethics of reporting ; Investigating with the final report in mind ; Standard reports and ways of enhancing them ; Enriching interview reports ; Publishing qualitative research --
17. Conversations about interviews : Critiques of the quality of interview knowledge ; Developing the craft of research interviewing ; An epistemology of interview knowledge ; The object determines the method ; The social science dogma of quantification ; Research interviewing as social practice --
Appendix: Learning tasks --
Responsibility: Steinar Kvale, Svend Brinkmann.
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Retaining its original seven-stage structure and continuing to focus on the practical, epistemological, and ethical issues involved with interviewing this edition also covers discussion of  Read more...


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