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Interviewing II

Interviewing II

Four Volume Set
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November 2008 | 1 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Interviewing has a strong claim to be the most widely-practised social science research methods. The ubiquity of this basic activity means that this field has one of the most developed bodies of methodological literature having ramifications throughout the social sciences. Nigel Fielding, the acknowledged expert in the field, has again collected together a set of contemporary classic readings. Interviewing has been established as the authoritative and balanced research resource in this subject. It is comprehensive and generic; however, its coverage does not entirely reflect the apportionment of intellectual effort and interest in the field. Interviewing II delves further into the subject and concentrates on on articles representing topics that have proven controversial and thus attracted many contributions.
Part I. Interview History and Epistemology
The History of the Interview in Social Research
1. The History of the Interview Jennifer Platt
2. The Meaning of Opinion David Riesman and Nathan Glazer
Epistemology: The Concept of an ‘Interview Society’
3. Kundera’s Immortality: The Interview Society and the Invention of the Self Paul Atkinson and David Silverman
4. The Active Interview James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
Epistemology: Perspectives on the Interview
5. The Nondirective Method as a Technique for Social Research Carl R. Rogers
6. Interviewing Women: A Contradiction in Terms Ann Oakley
7. Interview Talk: Bringing off a Research Instrument David Silverman
8. Toward a Sociology of Social Scientific Knowledge: Survey Research and Ethnomethodology’s Asymmetric Alternates Douglas W. Maynard and Nora Cate Schaeffer
9. Set Them Free: Improving Data Quality by Broadening the Interviewer’s Tasks Giampietro Gobo
10. Theory-Driven Interviewing: From Theory into Practice Niall Hamilton-Smith and Matt Hopkins
New Types of Research Interviews
Postmodern Interviewing
11. Interview Shocks and Shockwaves Roberta G. Sands and Michal Krumer-Nevo
Online Interviewing
12. Using the Online Medium for Discursive Research about People with Disabilities Natilene Bowker and Keith Tuffin
13. E-Mail Interviewing in Qualitative Research: A Methodological Discussion Lokman I. Meho
14. Conducting On-Line Focus Groups: A Methodological Discussion Ted J. Gaiser
Definitive Treatments of Established Interview Types and Modes
Survey Interviews
15. Understanding the Question-Answer Process Norman M. Bradburn
16. Perspectives on Pretesting: “Cognition” In the Cognitive Interview? Eleanor R. Gerber and Tracy R. Wellens
17. Informal Testing as a Means of Questionnaire Development Dawn D. Nelson
18. Anatomy of the Survey Interview Wendy Sykes and Martin Collins
19. Methods of Behavior Coding of Survey Interviews Yfke P. Ongena and Wil Dijkstra
Focus Groups
20. Why Things (Sometimes) Go Wrong in Focus Groups David L. Morgan
21. Using Focus Groups with Lower Socioeconomic Status Latina Women Esther I. Madriz
22. An Evaluation of the Group Interview Margaret Chandler
23. Interruptions in Group Discussions: The Effects of Gender and Group Composition Lynn Smith-Lovin and Charles Brody
24. Displaying Opinions: Topics and Disagreement in Focus Groups Greg Myers
Life History Interviews
25. Introduction: The Afterlife of the Life History Margaret B. Blackman
26. The Life Story Approach: A Continental View Daniel Bertaux and Martin Kohli
27. The Life History Calendar: A Technique for Collecting Retrospective Data Deborah Freedman, Arland Thornton, Donald Camburn, Duane Alwin and Linda Young-DeMarco
28. Research Opportunities Related to CATI Howard E. Freeman
29. Questionnaire Design with Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing Carol C. House
30. The Use of CAPI for Attitude Surveys: An Experimental Comparison with Traditional Methods Jean Martin, Colm O’Muircheartaigh and John Curtice
Comparing Interview Modes
31. A Comparison of Three Mixed-Mode Interviewing Procedures in the National Crime Survey Henry F. Woltman, Anthony G. Turner and John M. Bushery
32. Interview Mode Effects in Surveys of Drug and Alcohol Use: A Field Experiment William S. Aquilino
Access and Refusal
33. Survey Introductions and Data Quality Mick P. Couper
Keeping Track: Recording and Representing Interview Encounters
34. Interviewing with Tape Recorders Joseph C. Bevis
35. Recording Technologies and the Interview in Sociology, 1920–2000 Raymond M. Lee
36. From Ethics to Analytics: Aspects of Participants’ Orientations to the Presence and Relevance of Recording Devices Susan A. Speer and Ian Hutchby
37. ‘Analytics’ Are No Substitute for Methodology: A Response to Speer and Hutchby Martyn Hammersley
38. Transcription in Research and Practice: From Standardization of Technique to Interpretive Positionings Judith C. Lapadat and Anne C. Lindsay
39. Transcription Quality as an Aspect of Rigor in Qualitative Research Blake D. Poland
40. Working with Traumatic Stories: From Transcriber to Witness Kim Etherington
Designing Questions and Constructing Instruments
Question Wording
41. Hardly Ever or Constantly? Group Comparisons Using Vague Quantifiers Nora Cate Schaeffer
42. Creating Happy People by Asking Yes–No Questions Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra and Charles Antaki
Constructing Instruments
43. Question Threat and Response Bias Norman M. Bradburn, Seymour Sudman, Ed Blair and Carol Stocking
44. The Use of Respondent and Interviewer Debriefing Studies as a Way to Study Response Error in Survey Data Pamela C. Campanelli, Elizabeth A. Martin and Jennifer M. Rothgeb
45. Reducing Response Error in Surveys Seymour Sudman
Enhancements of Interview Research Designs
46. Role-Playing in Survey Research Howard Stanton, Kurt W. Back and Eugene Litwak
47. Card Sorting as a Technique for Survey Interviewing Everett F. Cataldo, Richard M. Johnson, Lyman A. Kellstedt and Lester W. Milbrath
48. The Use of Vignettes in Survey Research Cheryl S. Alexander and Henry Jay Becker
49. The Effect of Incentives on Response Rates in Interviewer- Mediated Surveys Eleanor Singer, John Van Hoewyk, Nancy Gebler, Trivellore Raghunathan and Katherine McGonagle
Interview Technique: Probing, Self-Disclosure and Joint Interviews
50. Suggestive Interviewer Behaviour in Surveys: An Experimental Study Johannes H. Smit, Wil Dijkstra and Johannes van der Zouwen
51. The In-Depth Testing of Survey Questions: A Critical Appraisal of Methods William Foddy
52. Trying Similarity, Doing Difference: The Role of Interviewer Self- Disclosure in Interview Talk with Young People Jackie Abell, Abigail Locke, Susan Condor, Stephen Gibson and Clifford Stevenson
53. A Note on Interviewing Spouses Together Graham Allan
Co-Producing Interview Data and Working with Rapport
54. The Sociology of the Interview David Riesman and Mark Benney
55. The Interviewee and the Research Interview: Analysing a Neglected Dimension in Research Harry H. Hiller and Linda DiLuzio
56. Interviewers, Elites, and Academic Freedom David Riesman
Sensitive Topics
57. The Study of Sensitive Subjects Julia Brannen
58. Asking Sensitive Questions: The Impact of Data Collection Mode, Question Format, and Question Context Roger Tourangeau and Tom W. Smith
59. Conversational Space and Participant Shame in Interviewing Erica Owens
Power, Gender and Interviewer/Participant Relations
60. The Interactive Construction of Narrative Styles in Sensitive Interviews: The Case of Domestic Violence Research Guy Enosh and Eli Buchbinder
61. The Importance of Researcher’s Gender in the In-Depth Interview: Evidence from Two Case Studies of Male Nurses Christine L. Williams and E. Joel Heikes
62. Dominance through Interviews and Dialogues Steinar Kvale
63. Interviewers’ Verbal Idiosyncrasies as a Source of Bias W. Andrew Collins
64. Gender Effects among Telephone Interviewers in a Survey of Economic Attitudes Robert M. Groves and Nancy H. Fultz
65. Age and Authority in the Interview June Sachar Ehrlich and David Riesman
66. Evaluating Race-of-Interviewer Effects in a National Survey Nora Cate Schaeffer
67. The Effects of the Ethnicity of the Interviewer on Conversation: A Study of Chicana Women Yvonne Tixier y Vigil and Nan Elsasser
Interviewing Special Respondents: The Vulnerable
68. Interviewing Children about Their Families: A Note on Data Quality Paul R. Amato and Gay Ochiltree
69. The Meanings of Research: Kids as Subjects and Kids as Inquirers Jan Nespor
70. Carrying Out Surveys among the Elderly: Some Problems of Sampling and Interviewing Gerald Hoinville
71. When in Doubt, Say Yes: Acquiescence in Interviews with Mentally Retarded Persons Carol K. Sigelman, Edward C. Budd, Cynthia L. Spanhel and Carol J. Schoenrock
Interviewing Special Respondents: Elites
72. Interviewing a Legal Elite: The Wall Street Lawyer Erwin O. Smigel
Handling Context, Subjectivity, Perspective and Scope
73. One from the Gallery: An Experiment in the Interpretation of an Interview David Riesman and Nathan Glazer
74. One from the Gallery: An Experiment in the Interpretation of an Interview (Conclusion) David Riesman and Nathan Glazer
75. Stories, Background Knowledge and Themes: Problems in the Analysis of Life History Narrative Michael Agar
Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: The Accounts Perspective
76. Moral Tales: Parents’ Stories of Encounters with the Health Professions Geoffrey Baruch
77. The Art (Fulness) of Open-Ended Interviewing: Some Considerations on Analysing Interviews Timothy John Rapley
Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: New Feminist Perspectives
78. ‘Emotion Work’ as a Participant Resource: A Feminist Analysis of Young Women’s Talk-in-Interaction Hannah Frith and Celia Kitzinger
Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
79. Close Encounters of the ‘CA’ Kind: A Review of Literature Analysing Talk in Research Interviews Kathryn Roulston
Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: The Reflexive Interview and Performativities
80. The Reflexive Interview and a Performative Social Science Norman K. Denzin
Bias and Cross-Cultural Interviewing
81. Methodological Problems in Cross-Cultural Research: A Korean Immigrant Study in the United States Won Moo Hurh and Kwang Chung Kim
82. Working between Languages and Cultures: Issues of Representation, Voice, and Authority Intensified Rachelle Hole
Integrating and Validating Interview-Based Research
83. Recent Methodological Studies on Survey Questioning N. J. Molenaar
84. Integrating Focus Groups and Surveys: Examples from Environmental Risk Studies William H. Desvousges and James H. Frey
85. Fertility, Family Planning and the Social Organization of Family Life: Some Methodological Issues Aaron V. Cicourel
86. The Quality of Qualitative Health Research: The Open-Ended Interview and Its Alternatives David Silverman

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ISBN: 9781412928670