8 February 2013
9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Research and Academic staff
The event is divided into two sections: Theory and Practical.
Part 1: Theory - The discussion will focus on the role and responsibilities of the interviewer. Topics covered will include: different types of interviews, getting a sample, preparing for the interview (research, questionnaire, etc), ethics and intellectual property (including Queen's Policy on the Ethical Approval of Research and Code of Good Conduct in Research), remuneration, and issues of representation (transcription, disclosure of findings to interviewees, confidentiality, archiving of interview material).
Part 2: Practical – Part 2 will cover the use of recording equipment, permission forms, developing rapport with the interviewee, modes of communication (body language, vocal production, etc.), and the importance of stories and being a good listener. The session will include exercises critiquing real interviews and role playing.
This course explores the dos and don'ts of conducting fieldwork interviewing for qualitative research projects.