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Title: Qualitative Social Research Methods


1
Qualitative Social Research Methods
  • Using Interviews in Research.
  • Leah Wild.

2
Overview
  • Field Research and Interviewing
  • Ethical Considerations.
  • Risk in the field
  • Reflexive approaches to research
  • Lying the groundwork for interviews.
  • What Kind of Interviews?
  • Practical Matters.
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Conducting the interview
  • After the interview.
  • The use of focus groups, group interviews,
    Participant Observation and documentary resources.

3
Field Research and Interviewing
  • Why conduct field research?
  • What is ethnography?
  • The ethnographic self.
  • The use of Interviews.
  • Different kinds of Interviews.
  • Participant observation.
  • Questions to ask yourself before conducting
    qualitative research.

4
Ethical considerations
  • The safety of researcher and respondent.
  • Anonymity and confidentiality
  • Informed consent
  • Participant observation and ethics.
  • Research ethics and the law.
  • The uses of your research.
  • Researching sensitive topics.
  • Vulnerability and power
  • The constraints of ethical considerations.

5
Risk in the Field
  • Considering your own safety.
  • The safety of respondents.
  • Clothing and appearance.
  • Interviewing alone.
  • How to deal with aggression or hostility during
    the interview.
  • What to do when things go wrong.

6
Reflexive Approaches to Research
  • Considering other peoples values/ cultural
    practices.
  • How do my own values/ history/ cultural practices
    impact on my interpretations?
  • Giving meaning to social interaction.
  • Critically evaluating your own motivations.
  • Asking the why, how and what questions.
  • Challenging your own ideas and assumptions.
  • Research as a learning experience
  • Objectivity, neutrality and bias.

7
Laying the Groundwork for Interviews
  • Why am I using interviews?
  • What can interview data contribute to existing
    knowledge?
  • What has already been done?
  • What resources can I utilise?
  • Using fieldwork diaries.
  • Involving your respondents.
  • Pilot interviews.

8
What Kind of Interviews?
  • Structured interviews.
  • Semi structured interviews.
  • Unstructured interviews.
  • The use of vignettes.
  • Group interviews.
  • Thinking about the interview setting.

9
Preparing for Interviews
  • Creating a topic guide
  • Use objectives and literature review to help
    design it
  • A memory aid
  • Objective of study
  • General and specific areas of research
  • But
  • Cannot interview from topic guide alone
  • Need to be flexible in terms of order and content

10
Practical Matters.
  • Equipment checklist. Tape recorder, tapes, spare
    batteries.
  • Writing material.
  • Names and addresses.
  • Consent forms.
  • Asking permissions.

11
Conducting the interview
  • Starting the interview
  • Physical conditions, clothing!
  • Seating arrangements
  • Initial introduction, confidentiality
  • Tape recording
  • The topic guide
  • Closing the interview
  • End on a positive note
  • Thank and affirm confidentiality
  • Remind how information will be used

12
Conducting the Interview 2.
  • The silent probe
  • The go on, Im listening probe
  • Journalists probes When? Who? Where?
  • The immediate elaboration probe
  • Can you tell me more about that?
  • The retrospective probe
  • Can I take you back to something you said
    earlier?

13
After the Interview
  • Check material
  • Transcription
  • Write up ASAP.
  • Things to include in writing up
  • -body language/ atmosphere/ tone and context.
  • Recording personal experiences.
  • Have I forgotten anything?
  • Letters of thanks.

14
Using Other Methods.
  • Participant observation.
  • Focus groups.
  • Video interviews.
  • Using documentary resources.

15
Final Words.
  • What if you dont get the information you wanted?
  • The changing direction of research.
  • The best laid plans…!
  • Rescuing your research when things go wrong.
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