Interview as a Method for Qualitative Research

The Qualitative Research Interview seeks to describe and the meanings of central themes in the life world of the subjects. The main task in interviewing is to understand the meaning of what the interviewees say. (Kvale,1996) A Qualitative Research Interview seeks to cover both a factual and a meaning level, though it is usually more difficult to Interview on a meaning level. (Kvale,1996) Interviews are particularly useful for getting the story behind a participant s experiences. The interviewer can pursue in-depth information around the topic. Interviews may be useful as follow-up to certain respondents to questionnaires, , to further investigate their responses. (McNamara,1999).

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Valenzuela D.
Shrivastava P.
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