Reflective Interviewing: A Guide to Theory and Practice by Kathryn J. (Joy) Roulston

By Kathryn J. (Joy) Roulston

Qualitative researchers have lengthy made use of many various interview types. but, for amateur researchers, making the connections among “theory” and “method” isn't really continually effortless. Reflective Interviewing offers a theoretically-informed consultant for researchers studying how you can interview within the social sciences.

In order to adopt prime quality study utilizing qualitative interviews, a researcher needs to be in a position to theorize the applying of interviews to enquire learn difficulties in social technology examine. As a part of this procedure, researchers study their topic positions when it comes to individuals, and consider their interview interactions systematically to notify study layout. This ebook presents a realistic method of interviewing, aiding researchers to profit approximately themselves as interviewers in ways in which will tell the layout, behavior, research, and illustration of interview data.

The writer takes the reader throughout the practicalities of designing and accomplishing an interview learn, and relates a variety of sorts of interview to varied underlying epistemological assumptions approximately how wisdom is produced. The booklet concludes with useful suggestion and views from skilled researchers who use interviews as a style of knowledge generation.

Reflective Interviewing is written for a multidisciplinary viewers of scholars of qualitative study equipment.

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Lofland (eds), Handbook of Ethnography. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pp. 369–83. L. and Gross, G. N. ), Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pp. 143–54. Asking Questions and Individual Interviews 29 02-Roulston-3988-Ch-01:Roulston-3988-Ch-01 30/11/2009 2:22 PM Page 30 Reinharz, S. E. (2002) ‘Interviewing women’, in J. A. Holstein (eds), Handbook of Interviewing: Context and Method. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pp. 221–38. Oral History and Life History Frisch, M. N.

Scheduling Interviews There is a range of advice on the appropriate number of participants that should be included in focus groups. , Krueger and Casey, 2000: 73–4). Given that multiple people are involved in focus groups, scheduling a common time in which they might all meet is a complex task. When scheduling a meeting time for groups that do not meet regularly, it is wise to recruit more members than required in order to ensure that enough people will attend at the scheduled time. Researchers need to be prepared for the eventuality that not all people who agree to participate actually will.

1 (October 2007) P: Participant M: Moderator 1. P I’m just saying from what ev- from we’ve all said from [those 2. M [uh huh Interviews with Groups 39 03-Roulston-3988-Ch-02:Roulston-3988-Ch-02 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 30/11/2009 2:22 PM Page 40 P who have spoken I would say that we’ve all said you know [we were M [I see P positive and I think that’s how we feel so I can’t speak for the ones who haven’t spoken= M =sure In this interaction we see a focus group participant providing a positive evaluation concerning the topic discussed.

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