Qualitative researchers " gotta write . " Successful writing requires sustained effort
. If you fail to engage the intended audience or your narrative is garbled or the
presentation illogical , if there is not enough background provided to make the ...
Author: Herbert J. Rubin
Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
Category: Social Science
Click 'Additional Materials' for downloadable samples Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data, 2nd Edition explains how to obtain rich, detailed and evocative information through open-ended depth interviewing. This practical, user-friendly text takes the novice researcher through all of the steps of an interviewing project, beginning with picking a viable and absorbing topic, gaining the confidence of interviewees, preparing questions, and the final analysis and write-up. A core purpose of the book is building confidence in beginning researchers so they can begin to interview right away and experience the excitement of learning about others' lives and stories. Examples from the authors' own interviews and those of professional colleagues create an engaging first-hand feel. For more experienced researchers the book examines debates in the literature on what can be learned with what kind of certainty and the appropriate role of the author in the final text. The book accomplishes this without the,use of academic jargon. Qualitative Interviewing, 2nd Edition has been totally rewritten to add new examples and to better integrate the presentation of topics. Readers will see how the choice of topic influences question wording and how the questions asked influence the analysis. Authors Herbert and Irene Rubin have improved the presentation of matters that students have most trouble with, such as finding an interesting and viable topic, recognizing concepts, learning when and how aggressively to follow up, and figuring out ways to get published. Key Features * Assumes no prior knowledge or experience, and its light tone reads like a conversation between the reader andthe authors* Emphasizes treating interviewees as respected partners in the research process while suggesting ways of working with those who lack understanding of what qualitative research entails* Introduces the idea of