Interviews in Qualitative Research
- Nigel King - University of Huddersfield, UK
- Christine Horrocks - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Joanna Brooks - University of Manchester
Interviewing | Research Methods in Psychology | Sociological Research Methods
This dynamic user-focused book will help you to get the data you want from your interviews. It provides practical guidance regarding technique, gives top-tips from real world case studies and shares achievable checklists and interview plans.
Whether you are doing interviews in your own research or just using other researchers’ data, this book will tell you everything you need to know about designing, planning, conducting and analyzing quality interviews. It explains how to:
- Construct ethical research designs
- Record and manage your data
- Transcribe your notes
- Analyse your findings
- Disseminate your conclusions
Written using clear, jargon-free terminology and with coverage of practical, theoretical and philosophical issues all grounded in examples from real interviews, this is the ideal guide for new and experienced researchers alike.
Nigel King is Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Huddersfield.
Christine Horrocks is Professor of Applied Social Psychology and Head of the Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Joanna Brooks is Lecturer in the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology at the University of Manchester.
As a researcher and educator I find this book to be an invaluable resource, a detailed yet accessible guide for all those engaged in qualitative research.
Interviews in Qualitative Research (Second Edition) should be your first line of defense as you voyage through the minefield of using the method of interviewing. As a supervisor and qualitative researcher, this is a must-have, accessible read to support researchers at any stage. A helping, comforting hand to hold for qualitative researchers!
This is an impressive and comprehensive exploration of the use of interviews in qualitative research – theoretically rich, practically sensible, robust in application and academically relevant. It is essential reading for researchers at all levels of their research journey – an excellent resource and contribution to the literature.
Interviews in Qualitative Research is a must read for ambitious students and developing researchers. The authors holistically detail the interview method whilst remaining clear, concise and coherent. I am confident this book will help produce high quality qualitative research!
A comprehensive and accessible introduction to qualitative interviews. It is particularly strong on the practical aspects of designing and conducting interview-based studies using a wide range of settings, methods and approaches. It will become a trusted companion to many an undergraduate or postgraduate student, especially those who value an applied perspective. The new edition therefore deserves to defend its place on many a qualitative methods reading list – including my own.
This is an accessible and authoritative text that provides a detailed outline of the interview process from start to finish [...] The book usefully adopts an applied perspective and draws on ‘real world’ case studies to exemplify the possibilities and challenges that might arise throughout the interview process. It provides much practical guidance about how interviews might be planned, conducted and analysed – with boxes, tables and figures proving a particularly useful feature
This is a very good resource for students and teaching
This is a very good reference in qualitative research. The chapters are nicely laid and it is very easy to follow both from students and teachers' perspectives. I will highly recommend this book for students, teachers and researchers.
A useful book on using qualitative interviews in research for my students who spend this year undertaking a research project.
this books outlines the benefits of conducting interviews within the area of field data. The suggestion allow students to identify areas that they are interested in and also highlights potential pitfalls that they may encounter on the way to completing a dissertation.