|Title||Interactional Studies of Qualitative Research Interviews|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, research interviews, conversation analysis, ethonomethodology, interaction in interviews, membership categorization analysis|
|Publisher||John Benjamins Publishing|
|City||Amsterdam / Philadelphia|
Methodological accounts of research interviews find that how researchers use this tool in their work varies widely: there are many “ways” of interviewing. This edited collection unpacks the interactional dynamics of qualitative research interviews from studies conducted in education, second language acquisition, applied linguistics and disability studies from scholars in the UK, USA, Italy, Portugal and Korea. These studies explore the interactional details of how the identities of researchers and their participants matter for the generation of interview data, as well as the kinds of discursive resources and social actions that occur in tandem with the production of data for research projects. Given the widespread use of qualitative interviews for social research, this book provides a robust contribution to what Tim Rapley has called the “social studies of interviewing.” This book is relevant to audiences across disciplines who use the interview as a primary research method.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Examining the social practices of interviewing Kathryn Roulston, 3–27
Part II. Exploring the interactional details of interviewer-interviewee identities and knowledge production in research interviews
Introduction to Part II. Exploring the interactional details of interviewer-interviewee identities and knowledge production in research interviews, 31–35 Chapter 2. “Like us you mean?”: Sensitive disability questions and peer research encounters Valerie Williams, 37–57 Chapter 3. Research interviewers as ‘knowers’ and ‘unknowers’ Kathryn Roulston, 59–78 Chapter 4. On doing ‘being feminist’ and ‘being researcher’: Lessons from a novice interviewer Brigette Adair Herron, 79–101 Chapter 5. “What does it mean?”: Methodological strategies for interviewing children Rebecca Ann Smith, 103–124 Chapter 6. Epistemic shifts: Examining interviewer and self-praise in interviews Stephanie Anne Shelton, 125–140 Part III. Exploring conversational resources and social actions produced in interviews Introduction to Part III. Exploring conversational resources and social actions produced in interviews, 143–146 Chapter 7. “That’s a stupid question!”: Competing perspectives and language choice in an English-Japanese bilingual research interview Amy Snyder Ohta and Matthew T. Prior, 147–179 Chapter 8. “But you’re gonna ask me questions, right?”: Interactional frame and “for-the-record” orientation in language biography interviews Daniela Veronesi, 181–200 Chapter 9. “It doesn’t make sense, but it actually does”: Interactional dynamics in focus group interaction Hanbyul Jung, 201–217 Chapter 10. Continuers in research interviews: A closer look at the construction of rapport in talk about interfaith dialogue Elizabeth M. Pope, 219–238 Chapter 11. Discourse strategies of mitigation in an oral corpus of narratives of life experience collected in interviews Carla Aurélia Rodrigues de Almeida, 239–268 Part IV. Summing up Chapter 12. The way(s) of interviewing: Exploring social studies of interviews Tim Rapley, 271–282