Interviewing: No. 2 (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

Interviewing: No. 2 (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

By: Nigel G. Fielding (editor)Hardback

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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.

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My research interests are in criminology, socio-legal studies, social research methodology, and new technologies for social research. In criminology I have particular expertise in policing, having conducted studies of police training, police occupational culture, community and neighbourhood policing, equal opportunities in the police service, police corruption, and comparative research on international police systems. In socio-legal studies I have particular interests in the criminal courts and the experiences of lay people during the criminal trial process. My study of lay participants' experience of trials of cases of physical violence won the Socio-Legal Studies Association Hart Prize 2007 for the Best Socio-Legal Book. In social research methodology my primary expertise is in qualitative methods, particularly the practice and ethics of participant observation, the status of interview data, and software for the analysis of qualitative data, in which latter I co-direct the UK national centre for qualitative software. I also have substantial expertise in multiple-method research and methodological 'triangulation', secondary analysis of archival qualitative data, online research methods, and the application of grid and high performance computing to social research, where I have a particular interest in the use of Access Grid technology for 'virtual fieldwork'. My paper on the latter was shortlisted for the Sage Prize for Innovation and Excellence 2007. My research has been sponsored by, inter alia, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Fulbright Commission, the US Department of Defense, the Home Office, the UK Police Foundation, the US Police Foundation, Surrey Police Authority, Surrey Police, the Metropolitan Police, the Swiss Information and Documentation Service, the Deutsche Zentral Archiv, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Thales plc, Electricite de France, Volkswagen Stiftung, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Contents

VOLUME 1 PART ONE: INTERVIEW HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY The History of the Interview in Social Research The History of the Interview The Meaning of Opinion - Jennifer Platt Kundera's Immortality: The interview society and the invention of the self - David Riesman and Nathan Glazer The Active Interview - Paul Atkinson and David Silverman The Non-directive Method as a Technique for Social Research - James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium Interviewing Women: A contradiction in terms - Carl R. Rogers Interview Talk: Bringing off a research instrument - Ann Oakley PART TWO: COMPARING, CONTRASTING AND INTEGRATING TYPES AND MODES - David Silverman Toward a Sociology of Social Scientific Knowledge: Survey research and ethnomethodology's asymmetric alternates Set Them Free: Improving data quality by broadening the interviewer's tasks - Douglas W. Maynard and Nora Cate Schaeffer Theory-Driven Interviewing: From theory into practice - Giampietro Gobo New Types of Research Interviews - Niall Hamilton-Smith and Matt Hopkins Postmodern Interviewing Interview Shocks and Shockwaves Online Interviewing - Roberta G. Sands and Michal Krumer-Nevo Using the Online Medium for Discursive Research about People with Disabilities E-mail Interviewing in Qualitative Research: A methodological discussion - Natilene Bowker and Keith Tuffin Conducting On-Line Focus Groups: A methodological discussion - Lokman I. Meho Survey Interviews - Ted J. Gaiser Understanding the Question-Answer Process Perspectives on Pretesting: "Cognition" in the Cognitive Interview? - Norman M. Bradburn Informal Testing as a Means of Questionnaire Development - Eleanor R. Gerber and Tracy R. Wellens Anatomy of the Survey Interview - Dawn D. Nelson Methods of Behavior Coding of Survey Interviews - Wendy Sykes and Martin Collins VOLUME 2 - Yfke P. Ongena and Wil Dijkstra Focus Groups Why Things (Sometimes) Go Wrong in Focus Groups Using Focus Groups with Lower Socioeconomic Status Latina - David L. Morgan An Evaluation of the Group Interview - Esther I. Madriz Interruptions in Group Discussions: The effects of gender and group composition - Margaret Chandler Displaying opinions: Topics and disagreement in focus groups - Lynn Smith-Lovin and Charles Brody Introduction: The afterlife of life history - Greg Myers The Life Story Approach: A continental view - Margaret B. Blackman The Life History Calendar: A technique for collecting retrospective data - Daniel Bertaux and Martin Kohli Research Opportunities Related to CATI - Deborah Freedman, Arland Thornton, Donald Camburn, Duane Alwin and Linda Young DeMarco Questionnaire Design with Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing - Howard E. Freeman The Use of CAPI for Attitude Surveys: An experimental comparison with traditional methods - Carol C. House Comparing Interview Modes - Jean Martin, Colm O'Muircheartaigh and John Curtice A Comparison of Three Mixed-Mode Interviewing Procedures in the National Crime Survey Interview Mode Effects in Surveys of Drug and Alcohol Use: A field experiment - Henry F. Woltman, Anthony G. Turner and John M. Bushery PART THREE: DESIGNING INTERVIEW-BASED RESEARCH - William S. Aquilino Access and Refusal Survey Introductions and Data Quality Keeping Track: Recording and Representing Interview Encounters - Mick Couper Recording Interviewing with Tape Recorders Recording Technologies and the Interview in Sociology - Joseph C. Bevis From Ethics to Analytics: Aspects of participants' orientations to the presence and relevance of recording devices - Raymond M. Lee "Analytics" are No Substitute for Methodology: A response to Speer and Hutchby - Susan A. Speer and Ian Hutchby Transcription - Martyn Hammersley Transcription in Research and Practice: From standardization of technique to interpretive positionings Transcription Quality as an Aspect of Rigor in Qualitative Research - Judith C. Lapadat. and Anne C. Lindsay Working with Traumatic Stories: From transcriber to witness - Blake D. Poland Designing Questions and Constructing Instruments - Kim Etherington Question wording Hardly Ever or Constantly? Group Comparisons Using Vague Quantifiers Creating Happy People by Asking Yes-No Questions - Nora Cate Schaeffer VOLUME 3 - Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra and Charles Antaki Constructing Instruments Question Threat and Response Bias The Use of Respondent and Interviewer Debriefing Studies as a Way to Study Response Error in Survey Data - Norman M. Bradburn, Seymour Sudman, Ed Blair and Carol Stocking Reducing Response Error in Surveys - Pamela C. Campanelli, Elizabeth A. Martin and Jennifer M. Rothgeb Enhancements of Interview Research Designs - Seymour Sudman Role Playing in Survey Research Card Sorting as a Technique for Survey Interviewing - Howard Stanton, Kurt W. Back and Eugene Litwak The Use of Vignettes in Survey Research - Everett F. Cataldo, Richard M. Johnson, Lyman A. Kellstedt and Lester W. Milbrath The Effect of Incentives on Response Rates in Interviewer-Mediated Surveys - Cheryl S. Alexander and Henry Jay Becker PART FOUR: CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS - Eleanor Singer, John Van Hoewyk, Nancy Gebler, Trivellore Raghunathan and Katherine McGonagle Interview Technique: Probing, Self-Disclosure and Joint Interviews Suggestive Interviewer Behaviour in Surveys: An experimental study The In-depth Testing of Survey Questions: A critical appraisal of methods - Johannes H. Smit, Wil Dijkstra and Johannes van der Zouwen Trying Similarity, Doing Difference: The role of interviewer self-disclosure in interview talk with young people - William Foddy A Note on Interviewing Spouses Together - Jackie Abell, Abigail Locke, Susan Condor, Stephen Gibson, and Clifford Stevenson Co-producing Interview Data and Working with Rapport - Graham Allan The Sociology of the Interview The Interviewee and the Research Interview: Analysing a neglected dimension in research - David Riesman and Mark Benney Interviewers, Elites, and Academic freedom - Henry H. Hiller and Linda DiLuzio PART FIVE: FIELD RELATIONS - David Riesman Sensitive Topics The Study of Sensitive Subjects Asking Sensitive Questions: The impact of data collection mode, question format, and question context - Julia Brannen Conversational Space and Participant Shame in Interviewing - Roger Tourangeau and Tom W. Smith Power, Gender and Interviewer/ cipant Relations - Erica Owens The Interactive Construction of Narrative Styles in Sensitive Interviews: The Case of Domestic Violence Research The Importance of Researcher's Gender in the In-Depth Interview: Evidence from two case studies of male nurses - Guy Enosh and Eli Buchbinder Steinar Kvale - Christine L. Williams and E. Joel Heikes VOLUME 4 - Dominance through Interviews and Dialogues PART SIX: INTERVIEWERS, CHARACTERISTICS, QUALITIES, EFFECTS Interviewers' Verbal Idiosyncrasies as a Source of Bias Gender Effects among Telephone Interviewers in a Survey of Economic Attitudes - W. Andrew Collins Age and Authority in the Interview - Robert M. Groves and Nancy H. Fultz Evaluating Race-of-Interviewer Effects In a National Survey - June Sachar Ehrlich and David Riesman The Effects of the Ethnicity of the Interviewer on Conversation: A study of Chicana women - Nora Cate Schaeffer PART SEVEN: INTERVIEWEES - Yvonne Tixier y Vigil and Nan Elsasser Interviewing Special Respondents: The Vulnerable Interviewing Children about their Families: A note on data quality The Meanings of Research: Kids as subjects and kids as inquirers - Paul R. Amato and Gay Ochiltree Carrying out Surveys among the Elderly: Some problems of sampling and interviewing - Jan Nespor When in Doubt, Say Yes: Acquiescence in Interviews with Mentally Retarded Persons - Gerald Hoinville Interviewing Special Respondents: Elites - Carol Sigelman, Edward C. Budd, Cynthia L. Spanhel and Carol J. Schoenrock Interviewing a Legal Elite: The Wall Street Lawyer PART EIGHT: ANALYSING INTERVIEW DATA - Erwin O. Smigel Handling Context, Subjectivity, Perspective and Scope One from the Gallery: An experiment in the interpretation of an interview Stories, Background Knowledge and Themes: Problems in the analysis of life history narrative - David Riesman and Nathan Glazer Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: The accounts perspective - Michael Agar Moral Tales: Parents' stories of encounters with the health profession The Art(fullness) of Open-ended Interviewing: Some considerations on analysing interviews - Geoffrey Baruch Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: New feminist perspectives - Timothy John Rapley "Emotion Work" as a Participant Resource: A feminist analysis of young women's talk-in-interaction Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis - Hannah Frith and Celia Kitzinger Close Encounters of the "CA" Kind: A review of literature analysing talk in research interviews Contemporary Articulations of Interview Analysis: The Reflexive Interview and - Kathryn Roulston Performativities The Reflexive Interview and a Performative Social Science PART NINE: DOES IT DO WHAT IT SAYS ON THE LABEL? - Norman K. Denzin The Utlity of Interview Research Bias and Cross-cultural Interviewing Methodological Problems in Cross-Cultural Research: A Korean immigrant study in the United States Working between Languages and Cultures: Issues of representation, voice, and authority intensified - Won Moo Hurh and Kwang Chung Kim Integrating and Validating Interview-Based Research - Rachelle Hole Recent Methodological Studies on Survey Questioning Integrating Focus Groups and Surveys: Examples from environmental risk studies - N.J. Molenaar Fertility, Family Planning and the Social Organisation of Family Life: Some methodological issues - William H. Desvouges and James H. Frey The Quality of Qualitative Health Research: The open-ended interview and its alternatives - Aaron Cicourel

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  • publication date: 20/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412928670
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1664
  • ID: 9781412928670
  • weight: 2994
  • ISBN10: 1412928672

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