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Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences
The third edition of this bestselling resource provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to help them develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. While proposing a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, the author also includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Teachers College Press
(first published May 1991)
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Short, concise, clear book on interview research. Like the method that he discusses as its three-interview process is one that allows the researcher to truly connect with, learn from, and establish context with the interviewee and the topic being analyzed.
Quite a good read on conducting interviews as part of educational research. It does seem to focus on phenomenological interviews, where the interview is the one and only approach, but it might be useful for other cases where interviews are one of many ways of data gathering.
I think this an excellent book for anyone exploring interviewing as a method for social science research. Seidman synthesized the full process of interviewing within the research process in a relatively easy read. Please note this book focuses on in-depth phenomenological interviewing. In other words, the book focuses on interviewing as a method to research the experience of individuals. Regardless of that focus, I think this is a good book to cover various issues around interviewing (even for ...more
For a research methods book this was a really easy read. Seidman weaves personal experiences and narrative into the description of his phenomenological interview technique that involves 3 interviews of 90 minutes each. This is a good read for any qualitative researcher, whether you are conducting phenomenological research or not, though it is particularly helpful for those considering phenomenology.
Really readable and encouraging book on interview research. It details a specific approach to phenomenological life history interviews, but if you skip the parts that are devoted to that particular approach (which I did), it's relevant to anyone who does interviews for research. And as is usually the case with these books, I wish I'd read it about 6 months ago.