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Research Interviewing

Context and Narrative

By (author) Elliot G. Mishler
Genres: Psychology
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass, United States
Published: 1st Jul 1986
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
Weight: 500g
ISBN-10: 0674764609
ISBN-13: 9780674764606
Barcode No: 9780674764606
Synopsis
clinicians in all the various fields for which the interview is an essential tool.

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["Research Interviewing] will be of particular interest to those who use surveys as a method of studying major life events: family relationships, factors relating to the quality of life, impact of health events, major economic or political issues and their impacts, factors in the work life, etc. The objective of these interviews is not to generate descriptive statistics but to understand and interpret significant factors of the individual's experiences and reactions. Mishler shows both his familiarity with survey research and his sophistication ... �He� builds a powerful argument ... Since his book pulls together several major methodological issues, it will receive a welcome among qualitative sociologists. It is a major contribution to the literature on methods. This book continues an important discussion on meaning and construction of meaning in research interviews in the social sciences..."Research Interviewing" will be of interest to those who are concerned with the politics of research, as well as to those producers or consumers of social science research who are considering the use of interviews. �An� important book that examines the social and behavioral science research interview method. Mishler argues that although we recognize the interview as a dialogic speech event, interviews are rarely permitted to function as discourse. The book instructs readers on how interviews can be analyzed and interpreted as narratives; it offers alternative methods to the standard interviewing techniques. -- Bruce A. Austin "Communication Booknotes" �"Research Interviewing"� will be of particular interest to those who use surveys as a method of studying major life events: family relationships, factors relating to the quality of life, impact of health events, major economic or political issues and their impacts, factors in the work life, etc. The objective of these interviews is not to generate descriptive statistics but to understand and interpret significant factors of the individual's experiences and reactions. -- Charles Cannell "Public Opinion Quarterly" factors of the individual's experiences and reactions. among qualitative sociologists. It is a major contribution to the literature on methods. those who are concerned with the politics of research, as well as to those producers or consumers of social science research who are considering the use of interviews. function as discourse. The book instructs readers on how interviews can be analyzed and interpreted as narratives; it offers alternative methods to the standard interviewing techniques.