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Kvale and Brinkmann's Standard text on interviewing,
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This review is from: InterViews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing (Paperback)
I had been looking for this book for some time but had been unaware that the new esition had been published. The book itself is paperback, some 350 pageslong with excellent subject index and a very good list of references.
The book is academic in nature - which is what I wanted - so anyone looking for a simple book on interview techniques should look elsewhere. This one covers interviewing from a researcher's perspective and is well supported by glossary and a chapter on learning exercises which would be useful for both individuals looking to impreove their understanding or for lecturers to use as a base for group work.
The authors treat interviewing as a craft and provide a great deal of advice on learning, preparation and practice. The section on ethics is particualrly useful to anyone using interviews for research studies. The writing style is academic but not dry and contains boxed sections to draw attention to key aspects and special situations so it is easy to follow. I found it well written and practical with plenty of examples and explanation.
Overall, I found this a very interesting and useful book.