The Active Interview
- James A. Holstein - Marquette University, USA
- Jaber F. Gubrium - University of Missouri, USA
Qualitative Research Methods
Focus Group Research | Social Research Methods | Survey Research
More than twenty years after publication, Holstein and Gubrium's The Active Interview is still and essential introduction to an approach to a constructionist perspective on interviewing and interview data. The authors argue convincingly and passionately that interviewers shouldn't be afraid to actively engage in the interview situation: Indeed, only an active interviewer can ensure that interviews are good and lively conversations, which is central to interview quality. The booklet is a concise and quick read that should be recommended to any student of qualitative interviewing.
A classic text, essential for anyone contemplating qualitiative research