* The most comprehensive book available on methods in research interviewing!* What is research interviewing?* What techniques are used? Exactly what do you do in each technique?* How is interview data analysed and written up?The robust, real-world approach makes this book appropriate for practitioner researchers and postgraduate students up to PhD level. Covers distance and face-to-face interviewing, from the un-structured and naturalistic to the highly structured, focused and time-efficient. Emphasis is placed on using the most appropriate methods for the research purpose and how to identify which method is practicable. Based on over thirty years of teaching and supervising research and postgraduate students, the author anticipates questions and difficulties at a level of practical detail. Practical and easy to use, this book is essential for anyone doing research interviewing.
Dr. Bill Gillham has had over thirty years experience of teaching and supervising postgraduate and research students at the Universities of Nottingham and Strathclyde and from a new perspective, as PhD Coordinator in the School of Design at Glasgow School of Art. He has written, edited, contributed to, and translated over thirty books in areas as diverse as child safety, written and spoken language, introductory psychology, child development, and research methods.
Preface Acknowledgements List of tables List of figures PART ONE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 1Research interviewing: key issues 2The ethics of interviewing 3The importance of question/topic development 4Different techniques and the `cost' development factor 5The core skills of interviewing PART TWO: FACE-TO-FACE METHODS 6Ethnographic methods: the interviewer as participant-observer in real-life contexts 7The unstructured interview 8The elite interview 9Group interviewing 10The semi-structured interview 11Structured interviewing: the use of recording schedules 12The video interview 13The interview as a qualitative experiment PART THREE: DISTANCE METHODS 14The telephone interview 15The e-mail interview 16The `open' questionnaire interview PART FOUR: ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF CONTENT 17Transcribing the interview 18Narrative overview versus categorical analysis 19Deriving categories (coding) from the data 20Quantitative analysis of categorical data 21Writing up interview data 22Combining interview data with data from other sources References Index