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Chapter 12

Chapter 12

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Katherine Stuart

Chapter 12 Qualitative InterviewingIntroductionQualitative interviews allow the researcher to pursue issues and topics in greater depthSometimes used with surveysIndepthinterview studies used to signify research designs where qualitative interview is the primary means of data gathering Focus group interview method when a number of people are brought together in a labtype setting to be interviewed together as a groupOral history method in depth interviews that focus of recollections of the pastQualitative Depth Interviewing Definitions and Guidelines Patton says Depth interviewing involves asking openended questions listening and recording the answers and then following up with additional relevant questionsA qualitative interview is an interaction between an interviewer and a respondent in which the interviewer has a general plan of inquiry but not a rigid set of questions that must be asked in particular words and in a particular order Because qualitative interviewing in so much like normal conversation you must keep reminding yourself that you are not having a normal conversation In Depth Interviewing StudiesSignifies the method of using the qualitative interview as the primary means by which the researcher gathers data for his or her study Mirna Carranza 2007 conducted 32 qualitative indepth interviews about Salvadorian mothers and daughters settling in Canada and resisting racism and prejudice Focus GroupsAre often viewed as special forms of interviews because the researcher discusses an issue with a small group of people rather than a single individual
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