Qualitative Research Interviewing: Biographic Narrative and Semi-Structured Methods
`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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Conceptual Frameworks for Studying andInferring from Research InterviewInteraction Practice
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17 Harold 1 Hypotheses
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WRITING UP STRATEGIES OF REPRESENTATION Introduction
WRITING UP STRATEGIES OF REPRESENTATION
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