Whether students are doing interviews in their own research or just using other researchers' data, this book tells them everything they need to know about designing, planning, conducting and analyzing quality interviews.
This dynamic user-focused book will help you to get the data you want from your interviews. It provides practical guidance regarding technique, gives top-tips from real world case studies and shares achievable checklists and interview plans.
Whether you are doing interviews in your own research or just using other researchers' data, this book will tell you everything you need to know about designing, planning, conducting and analyzing quality interviews. It explains how to:
- Construct ethical research designs
- Record and manage your data
- Transcribe your notes
- Analyse your findings
- Disseminate your conclusions
Written using clear, jargon-free terminology and with coverage of practical, theoretical and philosophical issues all grounded in examples from real interviews, this is the ideal guide for new and experienced researchers alike.
Nigel King is Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Huddersfield.
Christine Horrocks is Professor of Applied Social Psychology and Head of the Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Joanna Brooks is Lecturer in the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology at the University of Manchester.
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As a researcher and educator I find this book to be an invaluable resource, a detailed yet accessible guide for all those engaged in qualitative research. -- Daragh Bradshaw Interviews in Qualitative Research (Second Edition) should be your first line of defense as you voyage through the minefield of using the method of interviewing. As a supervisor and qualitative researcher, this is a must-have, accessible read to support researchers at any stage. A helping, comforting hand to hold for qualitative researchers! -- Jo Bowser-Angermann
This is an impressive and comprehensive exploration of the use of interviews in qualitative research - theoretically rich, practically sensible, robust in application and academically relevant. It is essential reading for researchers at all levels of their research journey - an excellent resource and contribution to the literature.
-- Derek Farrell
Interviews in Qualitative Research is a must read for ambitious students and developing researchers. The authors holistically detail the interview method whilst remaining clear, concise and coherent. I am confident this book will help produce high quality qualitative research!
-- James Bowness A comprehensive and accessible introduction to qualitative interviews. It is particularly strong on the practical aspects of designing and conducting interview-based studies using a wide range of settings, methods and approaches. It will become a trusted companion to many an undergraduate or postgraduate student, especially those who value an applied perspective. The new edition therefore deserves to defend its place on many a qualitative methods reading list - including my own. -- Susanne Langer * The British Psychological Society QMiP Bulletin *
About Nigel King
Nigel King is Professor in Applied Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has a long-standing interest in methods for applied qualitative research and is well known for his work on the Template Analysis style of thematic analysis. More recently, he has developed an interest in the use of participant-led diagrams in qualitative interviewing, including the Pictor technique which he developed with colleagues at Huddersfield. He is the author of Interviews in Qualitative Research (with Christine Horrocks and Jo Brooks (2nd edition, SAGE, 2018) and Template Analysis for Business and Management Students (with Jo Brooks; SAGE, 2017). Joanna Brooks is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. Her research interests include the long-term management of chronic and palliative illness conditions in the home environment, and networks of communication and support in health and social care. She has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and her work is informed by an interest in the development and use of novel and inclusive approaches to research. She is editor (with Nigel King) of "Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology" (Palgrave, 2017) and author (with Nigel King) of "Template Analysis for Business and Management Students" (Sage, 2017).
Table of Contents
Introduction Philosophical Assumptions Ethics in Qualitative Interviewing Designing an Interview Study Carrying out Qualitative Interviews Group Interviews Remote Interviewing Visual Methods in Qualitative Interviewing Reflexivity and Qualitative Interviewing An Introduction to Interview Data Analysis Interviews in Phenomenological Research Interviews and Discourse Analysis Interviews and Narrative
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