Research Interviewing: The Range of Techniques

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Contents
Prefacexi
Acknowledgementsxiii
List of figuresxv
List of tablesxvii
PART I
Principles and practice1
1 Research interviewing: key issues3
Context, resources and research purpose4
Distance versus face-to-face interviewing5
The reliability and validity of interview data6
Disguising the personality of the researcher6
Self-construction of the interviewee7
The unique power of interview data8
'Hard' and 'soft' research8
Recognizing our prejudices9
2 The ethics of interviewing10
Identifying yourself as a researcher11
Identifying the purposes of the research and what is expected of those taking part12
Storing and analysing personal research data13
The right of interviewees to review the transcript of their interview14
Gender, racial and social class issues14
Issues surrounding vulnerable or dependent groups15
Ensuring the safety and well-being of research subjects15
Protecting identity information16
Formal ethical guidelines and procedures17
3 The importance of question/topic development18
The process of question development18
Identifying topics19
Other topic sources19
Pruning and revising possible questions20

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