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

TACE: A - Acquisition

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all face to face training at the Doctoral Academy has been postponed for the foreseeable future.

This session will be run as a Webinar - to book a place click here

Listed below is a selection of external learning resources related to this subject that you may find useful.

Lean Research Skills For Conducting Interviews
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods: Conversational Interviewing

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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