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Doing Interviews

Doing Interviews

160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Interviewing is an invaluable tool for the qualitative researcher. Steinar Kvale provides coverage of both the theoretical background and the practical aspects of the interview process, incorporating discussion of the wide variety of methods in interview based research and the different approaches to reading the data. Consideration is also given to the crucial issue of how to ensure scientific rigour.
Introduction to Interview Research
Epistemological Issues of Interviewing
Ethical Issues of Interviewing
Planning an Interview Study
Conducting an Interview
Interview Variations
Interview Quality
Transcribing Interviews
Analysing Interviews
Validation and Generalisation of Interview Knowledge
Reporting Interview Knowledge
Enhancing Interview Quality

Excellent resource for developing an understanding of how to conduct interviews.

Mr Lee James Davall
Education , Royal Academy of Dance
December 6, 2016

Very helpful guide to qualitative interviewing. Students will find absolutely useful while conducting interviews.

Dr Indrani Lahiri
Communications , De Montfort University
June 13, 2016

Steiner's text on 'doing interviews' provides a good overview of interview methods and is useful for undergraduate students.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood and Youth, University of Chichester
June 3, 2016

Clear structure and sufficient depth. We liked the introduction of each chapter, the key points and further reading. Makes it easy for the student to find relevant information.

Ms Charlotte Asbjørn Sörensen
Communications , K3/ Productdesign
March 23, 2016

This is the standard 'go to' textbook for introducing students to interview research. Great for teaching with and referring students to.

Dr Fauzia Ahmad
Political Science, University College London
September 1, 2015

Great book. Great that Kvale finally is published in English.

Professor Johanne Glavind
Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
August 20, 2015

The book gives good introduction to doing interviews, so we will adopt parts of it as essential for the course.

Mrs Gitte Sommer Harrits
Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
June 9, 2015

I recommend this to all my undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on interviewing as a data collection tool as it is accessible and thought-provoking as well as confidence building

Mrs Clare Cunningham
English Language and Linguistics, York St John University
May 24, 2015

I recommend this book to undergraduate students if they are considering interviews as a data collection option. It explores various and innovative approaches to interviews. Very useful.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
May 11, 2015

Very informative and useful book for anyone considering using the interview as a qual. research method. It's not 'just' a practical book on 'how to do interviews', it has a very useful section on ethics in interview processes and epistemological considerations.

Mr Andrew Holmes
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
March 4, 2015

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Steinar Kvale

Steinar Kvale (1938-2008) was professor of educational psychology and director of the Centre of Qualitative Research at the University of Aarhus, and adjunct faculty at Saybrook Institute, San Francisco. He was born in Norway and graduated from the University of Oslo. He continued his studies at the University of Heidelberg with an Alexander von Humboldt scholarship and was a visiting professor at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and West Georgia University, Carrolton, and the University of Bergen. His long-term concern was with the implications of such continental philosophies as phenomenology, hermeneutics, and dialectics for psychology... More About Author

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