Week 4: Interview methods: Unstructured, semi-structured individual interviews. Focus group interviews
Interview methods: Unstructured, semi-structured individual interviews. Focus group interviews
Structure, setting, and the role of the interviewer
Interview types based on the research aim and degree of control
Oral history, narrative interview
Semi-structured individual interview
How to stimulate the interviewee to produce more information?
Interview guide examples: semi-structured and structured individual interview
Interview guide example and exercise (In the class make a draft of your interview guide wording, order, and content of questions)
Bernard, R (2006): Unstructured and semi-structured interviewing. In Bernard R. Research Methods in Anthropology. Oxford: Altamira Press, 208-236
Briggs, Charles (1983) Learning how to Ask. Cambridge: CUP. Chapter 5 93-111.
Holstein, James and Jaber Gubrium (1997) Active Interviewing. In: Silverman, David (ed.) Qualitative research: theory, method, and practice. London, Sage 113-129
Morgan, David L. (1997) Focus group as qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
Semi-structured individual and focus group interview guides
Assignment: interview guide
Please prepare and bring your interview guides to the next last class. (Week 5)