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Interviews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing

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Steiner Kvale examines the role of the interview in the research process, and then considers some of the key philosophical issues relating to interviewing, such as the interview as conversation, hermeneutics, phenomenology, ethics and postmodernism.
Paperback, 354 pages
Published July 16th 2008 by Sage Publications (CA) (first published March 14th 1996)
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Feb 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: novice researchers and Ph.D. Candidates
This book is incredibly compact although the style is deceptively accessible. His book cannot stand alone, but many (most) of the issues you will encounter are raised here.

This is a book you will want to read BEFORE you start your research, because he shows you how to avoid pitfalls. But you will want to read it AFTER you are done with basic considerations about your research. You have to operationalize your problem, know what story you want to tell, and then he reminds you to incorporate your
Tara Brabazon
An intricate and useful book, InterViews combines a 'how to interview' guide with a considered understanding of interviewing as a method.

In this second edition, the balance between the 'craft' of interviewing and interviewing as a research method is shifted to the former. There is attention to research ethics and also a wide-ranging exploration of different modes of interviewing through the social sciences.

I was also very impressed by the exploration of both the transcription process and assess
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Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a very good methods book. Any methods book that references Michel Foucault is a good methods book, as far as I'm concerned. I can assure you the book will remain among my well-utilized sources (right next to my bible - the APA Publication Manual). It is a good conceptual look at interviewing concentrating on developing the craft of interviewing rather than providing interview structuring or tasks. However, in all honesty, I am adding it to my "Read" list so I can increase the numbers on ...more
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Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is really helpful when working through the Qualitative interview process. The authors do a good job guiding the reader and provide an outline to follow while also allowing the researcher to incorporate personal style.
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Interview bibelen.
Jun 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How to conduct ethnographic interveiw. Well writen and easy to read. Currently wracking up late fees.
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Steinar Kvale was professor of educational psychology and director of the Centre of Qualitative Research at the University of Aarhus, and adjunct faculty at Saybrook Institute, San Francisco. He was born in Norway and graduated from the University of Oslo. He continued his studies at the University of Heidelberg with an Alexander von Humboldt scholarship and was a visiting professor at Duquesne Un ...more