Interviews and interviewing

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Abstract

This article begins with a broad discussion of interviewing as a data-collection technique. It then offers a more theoretically nuanced understanding of how interviews and interviewing are conceptualized and used by quantitative and qualitative researchers. The remainder of the article focuses on three qualitative interview techniques: in-depth, ethnographic, and focus group interviews. It is suggested that these three styles are similar in that they all involve asking questions and receiving responses from research participants; however, they vary in terms of their emphasis on the inner self, social context, and group dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages424-429
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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