The Interview: From Formal to Postmodern by Andrea Fontana

By Andrea Fontana

Utilized by every person from survey researchers to oral historians, the interview could be the most simple and crucial box strategy within the qualitative researcher’s toolkit. during this concise, student-friendly consultant, Fontana and Prokos supply a cogent advent to the heritage, kinds, and strategies of interviewing within the social sciences. They define the diversity of the way within which interviews are carried out, either established and unstructured, then offer guide on carrying out and analyzing interviews, and deal with moral issues in eliciting info from humans. The authors additionally element to contemporary and destiny tendencies that may impact using this system. For researchers who desire a primer and for college kids in equipment classes or assigned fieldwork initiatives in different classes around the social sciences, this brief, reasonably cheap quantity is perfect.

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There is also some evidence that established anthropologists such as Malinowski used this technique but did not report it (Frey and Fontana 1991). Today, most sociological researchers generically designate all group interviews focus group interviews, even though there is considerable variation in the nature and types of group interviews. According to Morgan (1996), marketing researchers sometimes rely on a very strict definition of a focus group, one in which a specified number of respondents who are strangers to each other participate in a highly structured interview, and this distinguishes focus groups from other group interviews.

It was so evident you didn’t have to talk about it. No, it wasn’t discussed very much in the home. You just knew it was there and Types of Unstructured Interviewing 51 everywhere and everyplace. There wasn’t much discussion about the race prejudice. (Govenar 2000: 155) Relevant to the study of oral history (and, in fact, to all interviewing) is the study of memory and its relation to recall. For instance, Schwartz (1999) examined the ages at which we recall critical episodes in our lives, concluding that “biographical memory .

General Sully’s description of the badlands) Like Huffman, my father was a County Commissioner. One of their responsibilities was to keep the roads clear and in good repair. It being Custer County, the county vehicles all had this portrait of Custer on the door, in romantic style, yellow hair and white 56 Chapter 5 hat, red scarf and shoulders of the buckskin jacket. It was the Errol Flynn look. He would drive one of these pickups out to check on the roads. [Photograph, still, Errol Flynn as Custer] [Still, Ronald Reagan as a young Custer, in Santa Fe Trail, 1940] [Painting: “Custer’s Last Stand”] Grounded Theory and the Interview Grounded theory as an approach to social research influences the character and process of interviews.

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