Description - Interviewing for Social Scientists by Hilary Arksey
A comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of interviewing as a research method. It covers all the issues that arise in interview work, including: theories of interviewing; design; application; interpretation; and problem-solving. Illustrated with relevant and international examples, each chapter includes statements of "advantages" and "disadvantages" of the approaches discussed. The book is also equipped with a checklist which is designed to find practical solutions to every imaginable dilemma in social work.
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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.