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The third edition of this bestselling resource provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to help them develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. While proposing a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, the author also includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewThe third edition of this bestselling resource provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to help them develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. While proposing a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, the author also includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research....

Title : Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences
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ISBN : 9780807746660
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Number of Pages : 162 Pages
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Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences Reviews

  • Shonell Bacon
    2018-10-11 06:07

    Short, concise, clear book on interview research. Like the method that he discusses as its three-interview process is one that allows the researcher to truly connect with, learn from, and establish context with the interviewee and the topic being analyzed.

  • Apostolos
    2018-10-02 03:22

    Quite a good read on conducting interviews as part of educational research. It does seem to focus on phenomenological interviews, where the interview is the one and only approach, but it might be useful for other cases where interviews are one of many ways of data gathering.

  • Rodney
    2018-10-19 05:12

    I think this an excellent book for anyone exploring interviewing as a method for social science research. Seidman synthesized the full process of interviewing within the research process in a relatively easy read. Please note this book focuses on in-depth phenomenological interviewing. In other words, the book focuses on interviewing as a method to research the experience of individuals. Regardless of that focus, I think this is a good book to cover various issues around interviewing (even for ethnographic, case study, or grounded theory research). A key benefit of this book is that Seidman synthesizes key references for the various issues an interviewer needs to consider. These include ethical, data collection, gender, or racial considerations. In short, Seidman introduces the reader to the three interview series through which a research conducts three separate interviews of the same participant. Each interview is 90 minutes. The first interview covers the life history of the participant. The second concentrates on the current details of the participant's experience. The third interview covers the meaning of the experiences to the participants. Seidman recommends taking 2 to 3 weeks to interview each individual; the three interviews should be spaced between 3 days to a week apart.

  • Bahia
    2018-09-27 03:52

    For a research methods book this was a really easy read. Seidman weaves personal experiences and narrative into the description of his phenomenological interview technique that involves 3 interviews of 90 minutes each. This is a good read for any qualitative researcher, whether you are conducting phenomenological research or not, though it is particularly helpful for those considering phenomenology.

  • Joel
    2018-09-23 08:58

    Really readable and encouraging book on interview research. It details a specific approach to phenomenological life history interviews, but if you skip the parts that are devoted to that particular approach (which I did), it's relevant to anyone who does interviews for research. And as is usually the case with these books, I wish I'd read it about 6 months ago.

  • lindsay blackwell
    2018-09-26 00:52

    v. helpful, but i disagree with some recommendations (such as limiting backchannels in an in-person interview; seidman views this as "reinforcing," but i view it as necessary and a source of comfort for the participant)

  • Nora
    2018-10-10 03:02

    Excellent resource for anyone wanting to embark on phenomenological interviewing or those wanting to tweak their technique.

  • Spacek Kim
    2018-09-23 07:12

    This brings to light how interviewing can be done for qualitative research.

  • Lance
    2018-10-19 03:06

    A little outdated, but an excellent practical guide to phenomenological interviewing as qualitative research . . . if you're into that sort of thing.

  • Reuel
    2018-10-13 08:06

    For my dissertation research.

  • Nathalie
    2018-10-15 07:57

    A decent book on the method of in-depth interviews. It focusses on the phenomenological approach - which is an interesting one - but it is also relevant on in-depth interviews in general.

  • Dev Scott Flores
    2018-10-02 04:02

    Concise, yet contemplative - a great introductory text that doesn't get bogged down in minutiae

  • Dr. Rana
    2018-10-10 04:54

    I bought this for Amazon for the high rating but when I read it I don't like it. It is not worth to read and not helpful in research at all.