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Interviews and Interviewing in Social Science Research
Domain: A1 Knowledge base

TACE: A - Acquisition

Format: Workshop/Experiential
Suitable for: All

This workshop will combine input and activity to cover both the practical and epistemological dimensions of using interviews in social science research. Practical matters will include devising questions, checklists or prompt sheets, recording data and typical steps in coding/analysis, as well as more complex concerns with the relational, interpersonal and logistic side of conducting interviews. Epistemological considerations will include the strengths and weaknesses of interviewing in relation to different kinds of research questions, the kinds of knowledge produced, questions about reliability and validity, and how interviewing fits with broader categorisations such as ‘qualitative’, ‘quantitative’ and ‘case study’. We will also look at different rationales for the selection of interviewees.

Through attendance, you will:
* develop a good overview of the nature, strengths and limitations of interviews in social science research
* appreciate practical and epistemological dimensions of interviewing in social science research
* know where to find further debate and advice in the methodological literature

More information on this subject may be available on the range of online learning resources such as Linkedin Learning

Presenters
Prof David James


Sessions
20/02/2020 (Thursday) / 13:30 - 16:30 / Seminar Room B (DA 5.11), 5th Floor, Friary House
available after 01/12/2019
09/06/2020 (Tuesday) / 13:30 - 16:30 / Seminar Room B (DA 5.11), 5th Floor, Friary House
available after 01/04/2020