In-Depth Interviewing, 3rd Edition

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In-Depth Interviewing, 3rd Edition

By Victor Minichiello, Rosalie Aroni, Terrence Hays
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In-Depth Interviewing provides a detailed discussion of the use of in-depth interviewing as a research tool for collecting data to better understand people. This Australian text provides students, researchers and practitioners with a thorough exposition of the value of using in-depth interviewing in qualitative research. Examples of research are used across the disciplines to show its wide applicability. Like the previous editions, the book goes beyond simply providing a description of collecting data by this method. It shows the reader the relationship between theory and research; the complex human side of the fieldwork process; the logic of doing in-depth interviewing; the connections between data collection, analysis and report writing; and the repertoire of field strategies one might develop in order to cope with the social and political context of qualitative research.

The book is written for both an undergraduate and postgraduate social sciences and health sciences audience, with the authors spanning the disciplines of sociology, education, gerontology, public health and music.

  • The text provides an excellent blend of social sciences theory and research methods
  • A good coverage of a range of qualitative methodologies are presented
  • The coverage of issues around ethics is well-focussed
  • The data coding method is very helpful to students
  • A wide range of different types of data analysis are described and illustrated with research examples
  • Tricks of the trade to conduct qualitative interviews are shared
  •  A user friendly discussion to do qualitative data analysis is presented, including how to use computer packages
  • A discussion of how to use literature reviews to inform research
Table of contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Preparation work
  • 3. In-depth interviewing
  • 4. Interview Processes
  • 5. Life history
  • 6. Group interviewing: from focus group interviews to consensus groups
  • 7. The pragmatics of in-depth interviewing
  • 8. Ethics and politics
  • 9. Assembling and organizing the data
  • 10. Analysing the data and writing it up
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Index