Interpreting interviews

Alvesson, Mats Interpreting interviews. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications, 2011.

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Author Alvesson, Mats
Title Interpreting interviews
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Textbook
ISBN 9780857022585
9780857022578
9781446248072
Language eng
Total number of pages 176
Collection year 2012
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Researchers conducting interviews in the social sciences quickly find that there is no single best way to approach their task. This text offers a critique of traditional interviewing practices and provides a framework for thinking about issues such as trustworthiness, identity and language in a conceptual rather than technical context, allowing you to develop your own reflexive practice.

The research interview is in with the brick and mortar of qualitative research, and is one of the routine methods of obtaining knowledge of individuals, groups and organizations. Through the use of eight original metaphors drawing on trends in language, subject and discourse, this cutting-edge text will encourage you to question the interpretive nature and theoretical underpinnings not only of your interview method, but of the knowledge which is conveyed through it.

This text is essential reading for postgraduate students of qualitative methods and researchers looking to more clearly conceptualise their interviewing practice and explore its theoretical basis. [Summary from publisher]
Q-Index Code A1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: viii, 162 p. ; 23 cm.

 
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