Interviewing in Depth
The Interactive-Relational Approach
- John T. Chirban - Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology; Harvard Medical School
Counselling Skills | Interviewing
This volume presents a valuable alternative interviewing approach - the interactive-relational - that promotes a clearer, deeper portrait of the person interviewed. This technique encourages the interviewer to participate more fully in the interview, and recognizes the management of the interviewer's personal feelings while still enabling him or her to maintain a professional stance. As a result, the interviewee is allowed to reveal himself or herself more completely and confidently. The author uses transcripts and case studies from interviews he conducted with B F Skinner, Lucille Ball, Sandra Day O'Connor, amongst others, to illustrate how the interactive-relational approach differs from, and is possibly more effective than, traditional techniques.
Essential textbook for anyone who needs advice on in-depth interviewing techniques.
This is a good book for extra reading. Thus, I have suggested to the librarian to purchase it.
Interviewing in Depth is an invaluable introduction for students and researchers who are undertaking research interviews. The book provides an overview of the principal interview methods to gain deep data from participants.