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What is qualitative interviewing?

What is qualitative interviewing?
What is qualitative interviewing?
What is Qualitative Interviewing? is an accessible and comprehensive ‘what is’ and ‘how to’ methods book. It is distinctive in emphasizing the importance of good practice in understanding and undertaking qualitative interviews within the framework of a clear philosophical position. Rosalind Edwards and Janet Holland provide clear and succinct explanations of relevant philosophies and theories of how to know about the social world, and a thorough discussion of how to go about researching it using interviews. A series of short chapters explain a range of interview types and practices. Drawing on their own and colleagues’ experiences Edwards and Holland provide real research examples as informative illustrations of qualitative interviewing in practice and the use of creative interview tools. They discuss the use of new technologies as well as tackling enduring issues around asking and listening, and power dynamics in research. Written in a clear and accessible style the book concludes with a useful annotated bibliography of key texts and journals in the field. What is Qualitative Interviewing? provides a vital resource for both new and experienced researchers across the social science disciplines.
978-1-84966-809-5
Bloomsbury Academic
Edwards, Rosalind
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Edwards, Rosalind and Holland, Janet (2013) What is qualitative interviewing? , London, GB. Bloomsbury Academic, 144pp.

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What is Qualitative Interviewing? is an accessible and comprehensive ‘what is’ and ‘how to’ methods book. It is distinctive in emphasizing the importance of good practice in understanding and undertaking qualitative interviews within the framework of a clear philosophical position. Rosalind Edwards and Janet Holland provide clear and succinct explanations of relevant philosophies and theories of how to know about the social world, and a thorough discussion of how to go about researching it using interviews. A series of short chapters explain a range of interview types and practices. Drawing on their own and colleagues’ experiences Edwards and Holland provide real research examples as informative illustrations of qualitative interviewing in practice and the use of creative interview tools. They discuss the use of new technologies as well as tackling enduring issues around asking and listening, and power dynamics in research. Written in a clear and accessible style the book concludes with a useful annotated bibliography of key texts and journals in the field. What is Qualitative Interviewing? provides a vital resource for both new and experienced researchers across the social science disciplines.

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Published date: 24 October 2013
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Local EPrints ID: 359806
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359806
ISBN: 978-1-84966-809-5
PURE UUID: 03e122b1-eb65-4cec-a99b-145664eb0655
ORCID for Rosalind Edwards: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3512-9029

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Date deposited: 13 Nov 2013 14:04
Last modified: 09 Jul 2020 00:32

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Author: Janet Holland

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