Qualitative Research Interviewing: Biographic Narrative and Semi-Structured Methods
SAGE, 9 мая 2001 г. - Всего страниц: 424
`Wengraf provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical guide to the planning, conduct, and interpretative analysis of data by semi-structured interviewing methods. Forthright and frank in his comments about the limitations and practical implications of varying choices which investigators have to make in designing their research projects. Reading this text is like having a tough but expert and caring mentor who wants you to do the best research possible, but will not hesitate to tell you when your ideology and assumptions skew that possibility′ - Vincent W Hevern, Le Moyne College, USA
Unique in its conceptual coherence and the level of practical detail, this book provides a comprehensive resource for those concerned with the practice of semi-structured interviewing, the most commonly used interview approach in social research, and in particular for in-depth, biographic narrative interviewing. It covers the full range of practices from the identification of topics through to strategies for writing up research findings in diverse ways.
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... recorded by tape-recorder and properly transcribed, the words spoken in the interview are relatively non-controversial 'facts'.3 From the words of the interview, what sort of inferences to extra-interview realities can I make?
If I were to have further information, identifying the speaker of the transcript words as an accomplished actress with a quite different personal history, then many of the inferences made in the diagram above would be undermined.
Social research, however, invariably considers people to be characterized — either by themselves or others, or by the social researcher, or both — by such 'statuses' (sociological word) or 'characteristics' (neutral word) as class, ...
The above analysis of questions about the 'interaction' in the interview suggests that, if I am to resolve some of the questions and confirm or deny some of the hypotheses which the words of the transcript suggest about what is going on ...
... 'didn't really know him', 'kind of glad', 'I think that] was probably' — reflect a much greater uncertainty of the adequacy of 'that version as told then' than a quick reading of the 'face value of the words' would suggest?
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UP TO THE INTE RVIEW STRATEGIES FOR GETTING THE RIGHT MATERIALS
5 Preparing for any Interviewing Sequence
A Design for a BNIMType BiographicNarrative Interview
7 Preparing Moderately or Heavily Structured Interviews
Answers to TQs
COMPARISON OF CASES FROM CONT INGENCIES OF CASES TO TYPES OF TYPOLOGIES
13 Resources for Typification and GeneralModels Within Single Case Research
14 Types of Typologies
WRITING UP STRATEGIES OF REPRESENTATION
15 Conceptual Frameworks for Studying and Representing
Theorizing and Narrating in Presentation Strategies
Suggestions by way of a Conclusion
AROUND THE INTERVIEW CONTACT MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE
8 Before Making Contact and Starting the Fieldwork Phase of the Research Process
9 The Session
AFTER THE INTERVIEW STRATEGIES FOR WORKING THE MATERIALS
10 Copying Indexing and Transcribing
Answers to TQs
Ruthrofs Typology of Told StoryPresentedWorld Positions
Critical LinguisticsSemiotics Model
Informal Paralinguistics A More Elaborate Example