Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences, Fourth Edition

Author: Irving Seidman

Price: $23.36

Paperback: 178 pages

Publisher: Teachers College Press; 4 edition (December 21, 2012)

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches

1. Introduction

Now in its fourth edition, this popular book provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. The text includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches.

Appropriate for individual and classroom use, the new edition has been expanded to include: in chapter 2, clarification of important phenomenological assumptions that underlie the interviewing approach presented in the book; in chapter 7, new sections on Long-Distance Interviewsing and its implications for the relationship between interviewers and participants; in chapter 8, a new section on the pros and cons of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software; and Chapter 9, "The Ethics of Doing Good Work".

About the Author

Irving Seidman is professor emeritus at the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He offers workshops and short courses and communicates with individual researchers who have questions about the method described in this book.

2. Comment

2.1 By Dean S. on October 6, 2013

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Seidman's updated (4th edition, 2013) Interviewing as Qualitative Research is highly recommend for researchers involved with conducting depth interviews. It also has helpful sections for those involved with IRB governed research. It is updated, current and unmatched in its handling of the topic.

2.2 By Coffee lover on May 30, 2014

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Easy read- approachable to the doctoral learner who is struggling with IRB issues or their own methodology and data analysis for qualitative research. Ethical contributions were made and discussed using Mr. Seidman's own experience with teaching and mentoring learners. Excellent- should be required reading for anyone doing qualitative research in the social sciences including the medical field- Excellent, excellent, excellent

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