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Interviewing

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© 2003 | 1 504 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Interviewing has strong claims to be the `queen' of research methods. It is used throughout the social sciences and is a core method. The ubiquity of this basic activity means that it should be no surprise that interviewing takes many forms and poses many challenges. These have been the subject of one of the most developed bodies of methodological literature having ramifications throughout the social sciences.

Commentaries on interviewing began to emerge at the very birth of the social and behavioural sciences in the 19th century. There are now hundreds of articles on the subject.

The aim of this collection is to bring together all of the key articles on interviewing which have been published in professional journals. It addresses the philosophy of interview methods and its epistemological foundations; the ethics of interview research; and the criteria for assessing interview based research. It covers both interviewing in quantitative research, such as the survey method, and qualitative research in all its many forms. The collection explores the principal types of interview (standardized, semi-standardized and non-standardized), and the different modes of interviewing (for example, telephone interviewing, life history interviews and focus groups).

There is a section on formulating interview questions, a section on the practicalities of recording, transcribing and managing interview data, and several sections addressing power relations, the role of gender, interviewing on sensitive topics and interviewing special respondents such as elites, children and the vulnerable.

 
VOLUME ONE
 
PART ONE: EPISTEMOLOGICAL AND DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE INTERVIEW
M Benney and E C Hughes
Of Sociology and the Interview
W Whyte
Interviewing for Organizational Research
A B Sorensen
Merton and Methodology
G Frank
Finding the Common Denominator
A Phenomenological Critique of Life History Method  
F Ferrarotti
Biography and the Social Sciences
 
PART TWO: VARIETIES OF RESEARCH INTERVIEWS: TYPES AND MODES
E Bogardus
Methods of Interviewing
P Lazarsfeld
The Controversy over Detailed Interviews
An Offer for Negotiation  
P Beatty
Understanding the Standardized/Non-Standardized Interviewing Controversy
M Schober and F Conrad
Does Conversational Interviewing Reduce Survey Measurement Error?
R Pawson
Theorizing the Interview
R Gorden
Dimensions of the Depth Interview
H Schuman
Artifacts Are in the Mind of the Beholder
L Suchman and B Jordan
Interactional Troubles in Face-to-Face Survey Interviews
R Merton and P Kendall
The Focused Interview
R K Merton
The Focused Interview and Focus Groups
Continuities and Discontinuities  
E Bogardus
The Group Interview
C Alderfer and K Smith
Studying Intergroup Relations Embedded in Organizations
D L Morgan
Focus Groups
J Kitzinger
The Methodology of Focus Groups
The Importance of Interaction between Research Participants  
M Agar and J MacDonald
Focus Groups and Ethnography
R Geiselman et al
Enhancement of Eyewitness Memory with the Cognitive Interview
R Cavan
Topical Summaries of Current Literature
Interviewing for Life History Material  
A Faraday and K Plummer
Doing Life Histories
D Bertaux
Social Genealogies Commented On and Compared
An Instrument for Observing Social Mobility Processes in the Longue Dur[ac]ee  
W Hollway and T Jefferson
Eliciting Narrative through the In-Depth Interview
C Ibsen and J Ballweg
Telephone Interviews in Social Research
Some Methodological Considerations  
E D de Leeuw, J J Hox and G Snijkers
The Effect of Computer-Assisted Interviewing on Data Quality
A Review  
C Murray and J Sixsmith
E-Mail
A Qualitative Research Medium for Interviewing?  
P Lather
Feminist Perspectives on Empowering Research Methodologies
A S Kasper
A Feminist, Qualitative Methodology
A Study of Women with Breast Cancer  
 
VOLUME TWO
 
PART THREE: DESIGNING INTERVIEW-BASED RESEARCH
E Singer
Informed Consent and Survey Response
A Summary of the Empirical Literature  
W Cornelius
Interviewing Undocumented Immigrants
Methodological Reflections Based on Field Work in Mexico and the United States  
S Sudman
Reducing Response Error in Surveys
H Schuman and S Presser
The Open and Closed Question
N C Schaeffer
A Decade of Questions
M J McClendon
Acquiescence and Recency Response-Order Effects in Interview Surveys
J Converse
Strong Arguments and Weak Evidence
The Open/Closed Questioning Controversy of the 1940s  
E Blair et al
How to Ask Questions about Drinking and Sex
Response Effects in Measuring Consumer Behavior  
S Dex
The Reliability of Recall Data
A Literature Review  
J Finch
The Vignette Technique in Survey Research
R Bucher, C Fritz and E Quarantelis
Tape-Recorded Interviews in Social Research
E Mishler
Representing Discourse
The Discourse of Transcription  
 
PART FOUR: CONDUCTING INTERVIEW-BASED RESEARCH
H Becker
A Note on Interviewing Tactics
A Rose
A Research Note on Experimentation in Interviewing
W Foddy
Probing
A Dangerous Practice in Social Surveys?  
L Sigelmann
The Unco-Operative Interviewee
B Laslett and R Rapoport
Collaborative Interviewing and Interactive Research
T Cottle
The Life Study
On Mutual Recognition and the Subjective Inquiry  
E J Lawless
Methodology and Research Notes
Women's Life Stories and Reciprocal Ethnography as Feminist and Emergent  
W Dijkstra
Interviewing Style and Respondent Behavior
An Experimental Study of the Survey-Interview  
C Briggs
Questions for the Ethnographer
A Critical Examination of the Role of the Interview in Fieldwork  
 
VOLUME THREE
 
PART FIVE: FIELD RELATIONS IN INTERVIEW-BASED RESEARCH
K Blee
White-Knuckle Research
Emotional Dynamics in Fieldwork with Racist Activists  
V Gwiasda, N Taluc and S Popkin
Data Collection in Dangerous Neighborhoods
Lessons from a Survey of Public Housing Residents in Chicago  
J Roth
Hired-Hand Research
J Skipper and C McCaghy
Respondents' Intrusion upon the Situation
The Problem of Interviewing Subjects with Special Qualities  
M Devault
Talking and Listening from Womens' Standpoint
Feminist Strategies for Interviewing and Analysis  
P Cotterill
Interviewing Women
Issues of Friendship, Vulnerability and Power  
A Daniels
Self-Deception and Self-Discovery in Fieldwork
 
PART SIX: INTERVIEWERS: CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALITIES
C Kohler Riessman
When Gender Is Not Enough
Women Interviewing Women  
B Dohrenwend and S Richardson
Analysis of the Interviewer's Behaviour
L Crespi
The Cheater Problem in Polling
J Peneff
The Observers Observed
French Survey Researchers at Work  
H Zuckerman
Interviewing an Ultra-Elite
S Ostrander
Surely You're Not in This Just to Be Helpful
Access, Rapport and Interviewing in Three Studies of Elites  
M Leznoff
Interviewing Homosexuals
E Luchterhand and L Weller
On Reaching Out-of-School, Hard-to-Reach Youth
Notes on Data-Gathering  
T Booth and W Booth
The Use of Depth Interviewing with Vulnerable Subjects
Lessons from a Research Study of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
M Benney, D Riesman and S Star
Age and Sex in the Interview
M Padfield and I Proctor
The Effect of Interviewer's Gender on the Interviewing Process
A Comparative Inquiry  
H Schuman and J Converse
The Effects of Black and White Interviewers on Black Responses
M Collins
Interviewer Variability
A Review of the Problem  
 
VOLUME FOUR
 
PART SEVEN: ANALYSING INTERVIEW DATA
J Corbin and A Strauss
Grounded Theory Method
Procedures, Canons and Evaluative Criteria  
M Agar and J Hobbs
Interpreting Discourse
Coherence and the Analysis of Ethnographic Interviews  
S Hester and D Francis
Doing Data
The Local Organization of a Sociological Interview  
C J Thompson, H R Pollio and W B Locander
The Spoken and the Unspoken
A Hermeneutic Approach to Understanding the Cultural Viewpoints That Underlie Consumers' Expressed Meanings  
C Rhodes
Ghostwriting Research
Positioning the Researcher in the Interview Text  
I Deutscher
Asking Questions (and Listening to Answers)
K Wegar
The Sociological Significance of Ambivalence
An Example from Adoption Research  
B Blauner
Problems of Editing `First-Person' Sociology
S Kvale
The 1,000-Page Question
D Campbell
The Informant in Quantitative Research
H Becker and B Geer
Participant Observation and Interviewing
A Comparison  
 
PART EIGHT: BIAS, CROSS-CULTURAL INTERVIEWING AND THE SOCIAL DESIRABILITY PHENOMENON, AND VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY
S Rice
Contagious Bias in the Interview
A Methodological Note  
H Blanc
Multilingual Interviewing in Israel
C E Ross and J Mirowsky
The Worst Place and the Best Face
W Locander, S Sudman and N Bradburn
An Investigation of Interview Method, Threat and Response Distortion
J P Dean and W Whyte
How Do You Know if the Informant Is Telling the Truth?
J C Ball
The Reliability and Validity of Interview Data from 59 Narcotic Drug Addicts
K Crittenden and R Hill
Coding Reliability and Validity of Interview Data
A V Cicourel
Interviews, Surveys and the Problem of Ecological Validity
D Armstrong et al
The Place of Inter-Rater Reliability in Qualitative Research
An Empirical Study  

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