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Qualitative Interviewing

Qualitative Interviewing
The Art of Hearing Data

Third Edition

December 2011 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The book describes in-depth qualitative interviewing from the very beginning to last step, from its underlying philosophy and assumptions to project design, analysis and write up. In responsive interviewing, the stages of research-design, data gathering, and analysis-are intimately linked. Researchers perform analysis throughout their projects, not just at the end, so that as they learn more, they can modify both the research problem they are exploring and the questions they ask.

The book assumes no prior knowledge or experience, and the authors' tone is conversational, revealing that interviewers can make mistakes, recover from them and still obtain rich and meaningful information.

Chapter 1. Listening, Hearing, and Sharing
Chapter 2. Research Philosophy and Qualitative Interviews
Chapter 3. Qualitative Data Gathering Methods and Style
Chapter 4. Designing Research for the Responsive Interviewing Model
Chapter 5. Designing for Quality
Chapter 6. Conversational Partnerships
Chapter 7. The Responsive Interview as an Extended Conversation
Chapter 8. Structure of the Responsive Interview
Chapter 9. Designing Main Questions and Probes
Chapter 10. Preparing Follow-Up Questions
Chapter 11. Variants of the Responsive Interviewing Model
Chapter 12. Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing Model
Chapter 13. Sharing the Results
Chapter 14. Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing

“The book does a wonderful job of detailing how to develop questions, probes, analyze data, and organizing our data.”

David S. Allen
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

“This book is exactly what I was looking for in that it covers interviewing and analysis in depth.”

Daphne John
Oberlin College

“The Third Edition will be very useful for graduate students. It appears to seamlessly shift its lens from broad landscapes to close-ups without losing focus on the content.

Sarita K. Davis
Georgia State University

“Students leave this book fully informed of the nuances and complexity of interviewing as well as excited about the promise interview research findings offer.”

Hannah Britton
University of Kansas

“This text is well-written and easy to follow. It follows the natural flow of a qualitative project.”

Cheryl L. Coan
Marquette University

“The authors provide a clear and detailed illustration of the nuts and bolts of interviewing in qualitative research. The focus on the reflective process, question development, and procedural steps associated with qualitative research is rich and thorough.”

Tracy M. Lara
Kent State University

“This edition is at once simpler, and clearer yet more expansive and richer in content, examples and use.”

Nancy Stanford Blair
Cardinal Stritch University

“[The book] is somehow both more concise and more comprehensive than the Second Edition, providing a rich discussion of philosophy as well as design and analytic methods. The authors also have a very pleasant writing style that is engaging to the reader, and provides both clarity of the concepts discussed as well as a sense of a strong knowledge through the use of personal narrative and sharing of experiences.”

Eileen S. Johnson
Oakland University

This is a well laid out and focussed publication that not only guides the student to research method choices but takes them on the journey to completion once they have made the appropriate choice. Well recommended.

Dr Ciaran McAleenan
School of the Built Environment (Jordanstown Campus), Ulster University
January 4, 2021

Adopted too many of your other books. Had to draw the line somewhere.

Professor James Robert Bitter
Human Dev Learning Dept, East Tennessee State Univ
September 12, 2014

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ISBN: 9781412978378