The Interview: An Ethnographic Approach (Asa Monographs) (Paperback)

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The Interview: An Ethnographic Approach (Asa Monographs) (Paperback)

By Jonathan Skinner (Editor)

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What are new interview methods and practices in our new 'interview society' and how do they relate to traditional social science research? This volume interrogates the interview as understood, used - and under-used - by anthropologists. It puts the interview itself in the hotseat by exploring the nature of the interview, interview techniques, and illustrative cases of interview use.What is a successful and representative interview? How are interviews best transcribed and integrated into our writing? Is interview knowledge production safe, ethical and representative? And how are interviews used by anthropologists in their ethnographic practice?This important volume leads the reader from an initial scrutiny of the interview to interview techniques and illustrative case studies. It is experimental, innovative, and covers in detail matters such as awkwardness, silence and censorship in interviews that do not feature in general interview textbooks. It will appeal to social scientists engaged in qualitative research methods in general, and anthropology and sociology students using interviews in their research and writing in particular.
Jonathan Skinner is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781847889393
ISBN-10: 1847889395
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 1st, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Asa Monographs