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Qualitative research interviewing: reflections on power, silence and assumptions

Qualitative research interviewing: reflections on power, silence and assumptions

Why you should read this article: • To explore the challenges novice researchers face in their early research interviews related to power dynamics and what are considered ‘data’ • To understand how previous interviewing experience can both support and hinder the novice researcher • To gain strategies to mitigate the challenges experienced when collecting data using narrative interviews Background Novice researchers can face many challenges throughout their journey as researchers in training, particularly when interviewing for qualitative research. Aim To present an authentic account of the challenges a novice researcher faced when collecting data using narrative interviews. Discussion The researcher reconsidered how previous interviews had involved power relations and the urge to seek a ‘correct’ answer from participants. The article explores what are considered ‘data’, as well as the use of laughter and silence to re-establish power dynamics. Conclusions Reflection, feedback from supervisors and peers, and ongoing research experience can help novice researchers understand the strengths and weaknesses of their previous interviews. Implications for practice Novice researchers may find this article useful when planning for challenges they may encounter when undertaking qualitative research.

Why is imposter syndrome so common among nurse researchers and is it really a problem?

Imposter syndrome can be unsettling, particularly with specific exposure or peer review

Clinical academic research internships for nurses and allied health professionals

Determining facilitators and barriers to nurses’ participation and engagement in internships

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

The benefits of applying a theoretical framework to a research project

Presenting research reflexivity in your PhD thesis

Presenting research reflexivity in your PhD thesis

This article highlights the importance of reflexivity in research

Approaches to reviewing the literature in grounded theory: a framework

An overview of grounded theory and how different approaches might tackle literature reviews

Development and validation of a methodology to measure the time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

A methodology to measure time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

Development and validation of a methodology for observing time taken for vital signs

Bio-behavioural research in a rare disease population: a doctoral student’s experience

Bio-behavioural research in a rare disease population: a doctoral student’s experience

The challenges in researching rare diseases and possible solutions

Using legitimation criteria to establish rigour in sequential mixed-methods research

Legitimation criteria enable researchers to maintain quality throughout their studies

Using exploratory factor analysis to define levels of ontology in critical realism

Using exploratory factor analysis to define levels of ontology in critical realism

How exploratory factor analysis can help define the domains of ontology in critical realism

Psychoanalytically informed research interviewing: notes on the free association...

How to carry out and analyse research interviews informed by psychoanalysis

How to synthesise original findings back into the literature: a reintroduction to concurrent analysis

How to synthesise original findings back into the literature

A reintroduction to concurrent analysis

Application and tailoring of Colaizzi’s phenomenological approach to a hospital setting

Validating findings is an important part of research methodology

Exploring the challenges of using electronic health record systems in nursing research

Consistent and comparable electronic health record systems are important

The conceptual framework and the iterative elements of doctoral nursing research design

The research design element should reflect the iterative reality of the process

Constructivist grounded theory in mental-health recovery in multi-ethnic environments

CGT provides a flexible but systematic approach for multi-ethnic environments

Validity and reliability of the psychometric properties of a child abuse questionnaire

The tools used to examine this concept need to be reliable and valid

Use of focus group data from countries with linguistic differences

Exploring contemporary examples of translating, analysing and presenting focus group data

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