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Interviews in Qualitative Research

Interviews in Qualitative Research

July 2011 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

Philosophical Assumptions
Designing an Interview Study
Carrying out Qualitative Interviews
Group Interviews
Remote Interviewing
Ethics in Qualitative Interviewing
Reflexivity and Qualitative Interviewing
An Introduction to Interview Data Analysis
Interviews in Phenomenological Research
Interviews and Narrative

[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

This book is an essential reading for every qualitative researcher using interviews. The authors present real life examples which bring the subject to life. It is written in a way which is easy to understand. I especially love the practical tips that the authors provide for conducting qualitative interviews.

Gloria Likupe
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
July 14, 2017

This book provides valuable information for students not only in social sciences but can be utilised by students from any discipline to aid them in conducting qualitative research. The book also provides good direction in developing qualitative interviews which is of particular importance to tourism students

Mr Emmet McLoughlin
Marketing Department , Leisure and Tourism, Sligo Institute of Technology
March 3, 2016

An excellent resource for students; clear and easy to follow. Lots of good guidance on how to construct, conduct and analyse differing types of interviews in qualitative research.

Dr Fauzia Ahmad
Political Science, University College London
September 1, 2015

I like the way to book is set up, I think it is easy to read. However, in my course it is more important for students to learn how to do interviews with experts, lobbyists, politicians etc. So I decided to use different literature for that purpose.

Dr Marijn Van Klingeren
Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen
June 11, 2015

This is an extremely informative book for students in the social sciences. When read in conjunction with Steiner Kvale's book the two provide students with a wide range of material pertaining to interview processes, from ethics, philosophical assumptions, designing the interview and reflexivity. There's a full chapter on interviews and phenomenological research which is probably more useful for PG rather than UG students. Overall I can highly recommend this book

Mr Andrew Holmes
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
March 18, 2015

This text book provides extremely useful guidance for students wishing to utilise interviews in their data collection.

Mrs Alison Pyatt
Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Science, Harper Adams University College
March 12, 2015

Too specific for a course on qualitative research methods

Professor Dirk Reiser
Society and economy, University of Applied Sciences Rhine Waal
March 4, 2015

A good introduction to interviewing

Ms Kathy Evans
School of Education, Univeristy of South Wales
February 23, 2015

For those students who want to conduct qualitative research using interviews, I will recommend this reading as it provide clear guidelines and lessons learned to develop interview schemes and analyze the data.

Mrs Maartje De Graaf
Media, Communication & Organisation, Twente University
February 23, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One