Interviewing for Social Scientists by Hilary Arksey
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Interviewing for Social Scientists
By Hilary Arksey

Interviewing for Social Scientists

An Introductory Resource with Examples

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Interviewing for Social Scientists by Hilary Arksey

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'This is an excellent book. It will be required reading on my methods courses' - Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey This book is comprehensive, easy to read, fascinating and a must for every college library where students study research methods for short reports or longer theses' - Educational Review Students at postgraduate, and increasingly at undergraduate, level are required to undertake research projects and interviewing is the most frequently used research method. This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to interviewing. It covers all the issues that arise in interview work: theories of interviewing; design; application; and interpretation. Richly illustrated with relevant examples, each chapter includes handy statements of 'advantages' and 'disadvantages' of the approaches discussed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761958703
ISBN-10: 0761958703
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hilary Arksey

Hilary Arksey worked in SPRU for many years, building up a reputation in research into informal care and carers needs. She led on this work in the Unit. It took her to many interesting places around the world where her experience and knowledge in this field helped to spread good practice and research collaborations. She retired from SPRU in 2010. Social Policy Research Interests Informal care Carers, disability and employment Qualitative research methods Dr. Peter T. Knight has worked. in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK, since 1990. He was previously the Head of the Department of History at St. Martin's College of Higher Education, Lancaster, UK.

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