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Description - Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing by Karin Olson

Karin Olson's brief, accessible guide to the principles and practices of qualitative interviewing is a welcome addition for students and novice practitioners in a wide array of fields. Interview is the most common method for gaining information in the social realm, so there are a bewildering array of techniques and strategies for conducting them. Olson outlines the various options-from formal to highly unstructured, individual and group-and shows how and when to use each. She takes the researcher through the interview process, from design to report, and addresses key issues such as researcher standpoint, vulnerable populations, translation, and research ethics. Exercises, examples, and tables offer a convenient set of tools for understanding. This slim guide is a key resource for any research methods course.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781598745948
ISBN-10: 1598745948
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Left Coast Press Inc
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karin Olson

Karin Olson is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and a Distinguished Scholar in the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her research is focused on symptom experience in advanced cancer. She is especially interested in documenting links between behavioral and physiological processes associated with symptom experience and in developing methodological approaches for showing the social construction of symptom experience.

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