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Title: Eight challenges for interview researchers
Authors: Potter, Jonathan
Hepburn, Alexa
Keywords: Interviews
Research methods
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © SAGE
Citation: POTTER, J. and HEPBURN, A., 2012. Eight challenges for interview researchers. In: Gubrium, J.F. ... (et al.) (eds.). The SAGE handbook of interview research: the complexity of the craft. 2nd ed. London: SAGE, pp. 555-570.
Abstract: Our aim in this chapter is to make the case that interviewing has been too easy, too obvious, too little studied, and too open to providing a convenient launch pad for poor research. We will argue that interview research will be made better if it faces up to a series of eight challenges that arise in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of qualitative interviews. Some research studies already face up to some of these challenges; few studies face up to all of them. We will make our case strongly and bluntly with the aim of provoking debate where not enough has taken place. These challenges are overlapping, but we have separated them in the way we have for clarity. It is important to emphasize that our aim is not to criticize interviews but to make them better.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15484
Publisher Link: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book234483?siteId=sage-uk&prodTypes=any&q=9781412981644&pageTitle=productsSearch
ISBN: 9781412981644
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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