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Interviews in qualitative research

Planning a qualitative research project takes more than just the identification of a research question. it requires the researcher to explore and explain how they view the world, and to determine in what context their research question exists before they can even begin to design their project.

By their nature, interview-based research projects are complex entities, producing a large amount of data that then must be interpreted and presented to answer the original question.

At every stage, the researcher must take into account not only how they are asking the questions, but why and to whom, before examining the responses in the appropriate social, environmental and philosophical contexts.

To the novice researcher this can seem a daunting task, but the extensive experience of the authors, nigel King and Christine Horrocks, has produced a textbook that aims to clearly outline the philosophy and the practicalities involved in carrying out an interview-based research project.

Divided into 11 self-contained chapters, the book guides the researcher through the steps involved in designing and carrying out an interview-based qualitative project. The text can either be read as a whole, or used as a reference for those sections that hold interest. in addition,

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By their nature, interview-based research projects are complex entities, producing a large amount of data that then must be interpreted and presented to answer the original question.

At every stage, the researcher must take into account not only how they are asking the questions, but why and to whom, before examining the responses in the appropriate social, environmental and philosophical contexts.

To the novice researcher this can seem a daunting task, but the extensive experience of the authors, nigel King and Christine Horrocks, has produced a textbook that aims to clearly outline the philosophy and the practicalities involved in carrying out an interview-based research project.

Divided into 11 self-contained chapters, the book guides the researcher through the steps involved in designing and carrying out an interview-based qualitative project. The text can either be read as a whole, or used as a reference for those sections that hold interest. in addition, each chapter offers a recommended reading section to support the information given.

The authors use the open discussion of philosophy and methodology to guide the novice researcher in their project design. The use of real-world examples places these discussions into a realistic context for use.

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