Emphasizes the dynamic, interactional and reflexive dimensions of the research interview. Contributors highlight the myriad dimensions of complexity that are emerging as researchers increasingly frame the interview as a communicative opportunity as much as a data-gathering format.
Effective Interviewing and Information Gathering by Thomas DiamanteThis book is an invaluable, instructional field manual for you or any professional who needs to obtain and interpret information gathered directly by and from people, without recourse to a technological intermediary, such as online search. In the role of interviewer, interrogator, or evaluator, there are many opportunities to get it wrong. As advanced as our information-gathering technology may be, it is still impossible to get inside the head of an interviewee by conducting a Google search; so hit them with the tactics spelled out in this book instead in order to protect yourself from being sent in the wrong direction. Inside, youOCOll learn practical information regarding all aspects of obtaining and evaluating information. This book serves as a tool-kit that helps build the skills necessary for conducting good interviews and extracting information that is critical for the enterprise in which the interviewer is engaged. As you progress through the book, you will acquire an understanding of research-based behavioral techniques that bolster the success rate of interviews. In addition, the legal factors you need to be aware of prior to conducting an interview for hiring purposes are spelled out. Finally, youOCOll acquire the skills necessary to help you evaluate interview information so that decisions made are based on evidence."
Call Number: UC Merced eBook
Publication Date: 2013-05-15
Interviewing by Daphne KeatsInterviews are increasingly a core part of life in commerce, the professions and in higher education, yet few people are aware of the many skills needed to be a good interviewer. Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals is an invaluable guide for all those looking to improve their interviewing skills, whether they are experienced professionals or beginners. Written in an accessible style and based on a solid framework of theory and research, the book is packed with practical ideas and information about such issues as building rapport and interpreting both verbal and non-verbal responses. It includes chapters on interviewing children, adolescents, older people, people with disabilities, and interviewing across cultures and under situations of stress, as well as case studies, sample interviews, activities for students and chapter summaries.
Chapters cover such topics as creating an interdisciplinary research team, hiring and training research staff and interviewers, developing the instrument, preparing the data for analysis, navigating the IRB and ethical dilemmas, maintaining cultural sensitivity, measuring the impact of the methodology, evaluating the intervention, transferring the results to practice and policy, and disseminating results and sharing data and publications.
A practical guide to planning and executing fieldwork and presenting the results. Introduces the skills new researchers will need in the field, including anthropology, travel logistics planning, body language recognition, interview preparation, storytelling, network development, and situational awareness. Danelo also discusses ethical considerations and how to recognize personal biases.