Sharing Key Informant Views

  • Belinda YuenEmail author
  • Sue Wei Cheong


This Chapter looks at the experts’ views using the method of key informant interviews. The key informant interview is a rapid, relatively inexpensive data collection method that takes the form of a qualitative in-depth interview with a small select group of expert/industry/key individuals who work with the subject group, in this case, older people. The findings gathered their perceptions and insights on prevailing practices in housing and outdoor recreation spaces for older population, the challenges and opportunities for further development towards ageing in place and age-friendly communities.


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We gratefully acknowledge the following for their generous support and assistance with the Key Informant Interviews: our colleagues, Laura Jasmine and Parvathi Nair for taking notes and summarising several of the interviews; interns Lim Aunn Ning, Madison Landon and student helpers for assisting us with transcription of interview recordings; and all interviewees who spent their valuable time to meet and generously shared their ideas and perspectives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

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