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Interviews in Qualitative Research

by Nigel King, Christine Horrocks

Interviews in Qualitative Research Synopsis

Interviewing is used very widely in qualitative research, and takes many different forms. The qualitative interview is also a method that is constantly evolving, in response both to theoretical and technological developments. King and Horrocks present a clear and thorough guide to the use of interviews in contemporary qualitative research. Writing in an accessible style, with many practical examples, the authors explore: - The key debates in the philosophy and theory underlying interview methods - How to design and carry out interviews - The special requirements of group and remote (telephone and online) interviewing - The central issues of reflexivity and ethics. The book also features a chapter which introduces the principles and practice of the thematic analysis of interview data, and the book concludes with a detailed consideration of the use of interviews in two major qualitative research traditions: phenomenological and narrative approaches. Interviews in Qualitative Research is a must-have text for students and researchers planning to use interview methods for themselves. It is aimed at a broad range of disciplines with examples drawn from across the social, educational and health sciences.

Interviews in Qualitative Research Press Reviews

[The authors] provide a functional discussion of multiple topics related to interviewing in their book...However, [they] present more than just a useful discussion of how to design, conduct, and analyze interviews. They simultaneously introduce the importance of philosophical approaches and ethics in relation to the topics discussed, making connections between the important notions and the qualitative research process they describe. Their practical approach to the topics presented makes their book a wonderful resource for novice researchers The Weekly Qualitative Report All novice researchers require guidance for delivering different interviewing techniques and this book provides just that with plenty of practical advice....The book is written in a clear and understandable style, which even applies to the chapter on phenomenology!...this text is worthwhile investing in as a reference book for anyone planning to use qualitative interviewing Social Research Association News

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412912570
Publication date: 4th February 2010
Author: Nigel King, Christine Horrocks
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Research methods: general,

About Nigel King, Christine Horrocks

Nigel King is Professor in Applied Psychology and Director of the Centre for Applied Psychological Research at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has a long standing interest in the use of qualitative methods in `real world' research. With a background in both organizational and health psychology, his research interests include professional identities and interprofessional relations in health and social care. He is author with Christine Horrocks of Interviews in Qualitative Research (Sage, 2010) and with Neil Anderson of Managing Innovation and Change: A Critical Guide for Organizations (Thomson Learning, 2002). Nigel is well-known for his work on Template Analysis and, more ...

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