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The Research Interview

Reflective Practice and Reflexivity in Research Processes

Authors: Mann, S.

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Research and Qualitative Interviews brings into focus the decisions that the interviewer faces by taking a data-led approach in order to open up choices and decisions in the process of planning for, managing, analysing and representing interviews. The chapters concentrate on the real-time, moment-by-moment nature of interview management and interaction. A key feature of the book is the inclusion of reflexive vignettes that foreground the voices and experience of qualitative researchers (both novices and more expert practitioners). The vignettes demonstrate the importance of reflecting on and learning from interactional experience. In addition, the book provides an overview of different types of interviews, commenting on the orientation and make-up of each type. Overall, this book encourages reflective thinking about the use of research interviews. It distinguishes between reflection, reflective practice and reflexivity. All the chapters focus on recurring choices, dilemmas and puzzles; offering advice in opening out and engaging with these aspects of the research interview.

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“Throughout the book, the reader is given though-provoking tasks. … Reading The Research Interview felt more like completing a course, than reading a textbook. … It certainly has a role in doctoral and postgraduate research training for qualitative researchers, either for self-directed learning or as a resource for trainers. So too might it be a useful purchase for a qualitative research group, helping researchers keep their interviewing skills sharp.” (Catherine Aicken, Qualitative Methods in Psychology, (23), 2018)

“It should be introduced into any course on qualitative research as a key stimulus text for discussing these concepts, or given to any research student writing on these topics in their methodology. … Mann has managed to pack an enormous wealth of interviewing knowledge and experience into a handy, well-written volume which is both a pleasure to read and an education in itself.” (Victoria Elliott, International Journal of Research & Method in Education, Vol. 41 (2), January, 2018)

“The research interview is a ubiquitous part of social science and humanities research.  Yet it continues to pose conceptual and analytic challenges to experienced researchers and students alike.  The clear-sighted theoretical and experiential accounts in this book provide us with invaluable compass points and guide ropes.” (Professor Constant Leung, King's College London, UK)

“Steve Mann has produced an outstanding, accessible resource on interviewing. A myriad of voices and experiences can be heard loud and clear in the excellent examples provided.  We are invited into the real-time of interview interactions as they are nurtured by participants engaged in conversation.  Readers will find important insights into the choices and decisions researchers make in the interviewing process.” (Professor Angela Creese, University of Birmingham, UK)

“This is a timely book that answers the call for a detailed empirical and data-led account of issues related to the collection, analysis and representation of qualitative interview data. The book’s strength is that it foregrounds the voices and experience of qualitative researchers as they reflect on and learn from their own interviewing experiences.” (Professor Thomas S.C. Farrell, Brock University, Canada)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Research Interview
Book Subtitle
Reflective Practice and Reflexivity in Research Processes
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35336-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137353368
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35334-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-35335-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 325
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