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Garner c18

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Garner c18

  1. 1. Chapter 18 Interviewing
  2. 2. Background and Orientations • The interview is valuable for obtaining insight into a research topic you’ve chosen • Orientations toward Interviewing • The Postmodern View – Neopositivism – Romantic – Postmodernist © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Background and Orientations • Structured, Semi-Structured, and Unstructured Interviews – Structured Interviews – Semi-structured Interviewing – Unstructured Interviewing • Recording the interview • Editing the material © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Interview Procedures and Practices • The Sympathetic Ear: An Example of Research in Action • Believing, Disbelieving and Disbelieving Belief – Never Be Judgmental – Never Believe All You Hear • The devil’s advocate question © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Interview Procedures and Practices • The hypothetical question • Posing the ideal • Offering interpretations or testing propositions – Leading Into Confession • Elite Interviews – Strategy 1; Strategy 2 – Example—sex And God © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Asking Questions Informally and Interacting Effectively • The “10 Commandments of Informant Interviewing” – Respect – Understanding – Sensitivity – Manners – Confidentiality/Anonymity © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Asking Questions Informally and Interacting Effectively – Time – Propriety – Safety – Preparation – Documentation • The Basics of Getting Informants to Engage in Revelatory Talk © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. A Final Word On The Subject: Observation Trumps Interviewing! • Participant-observation/interviewing often go together as complementary activities • The research practice of interpreting interviews in light of observations is a: – Concrete instance of what it means to be objective in research © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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