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Interviewing in Qualitative Research

  • Svetlana Gudkova
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Abstract

The interview is one of the basic methods of data collection employed in the social sciences. It is worth noting that this method is not restricted solely to the qualitative research. Interviews have been actively taken advantage of by representatives of various scientific traditions. Both the supporters of the positivist paradigm and the interpretivist one use the technique of the interview to collect data even though the expectations and assumptions of researchers as well as the process of preparing the interview and the conclusion sphere differ fundamentally. The chapter presents different types of interviews employed by the researchers to collect the data in a qualitative research and discusses the process of preparation and conducting the interviews.

Keywords

Interview Group and individual interviews Structured vs unstructured interviews conducting an interview 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svetlana Gudkova
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  1. 1.Kozminski UniversityWarsawPoland

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