The Resource Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies, Robert S. Weiss

Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies, Robert S. Weiss

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Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies
Title
Learning from strangers
Title remainder
the art and method of qualitative interview studies
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Weiss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Learning from Strangers is the definitive work on qualitative research interviewing. It draws on Robert Weiss's thirty years of experience interviewing and teaching others how to do it. Through those years, Dr. Weiss has shown consummate skill at eliciting insightful, deeply felt responses when interviewing for his successful books on such diverse topics as doing well at work, coping with marital separation, and loneliness. The most effective interviews, says Weiss, rely on creating cooperation - an open and trusting alliance between interviewer and respondent, dedicated to specific and honest accounts of both internal and external events." "Against the eclectic background of his work in national sample surveys, studies based on semi-structured interviewing, and participant observation, Weiss walks the reader through the method of qualitative interview studies: sample selection, development of an interview guide, the conduct of the interview, analysis, and preparation of data. Weiss gives examples of successful and less successful interviews, enhanced by a sidebar of his own running commentary on how each interaction between interviewer and respondent inhibits or promotes this essential alliance. He offers specific techniques and guidelines - equally helpful to the seasoned professional or beginning graduate student - which he has found useful over many years of asking people to "tell me about it."" "Learning from Strangers is a reference guide, an essential text, and a memoir of the experience of doing research. It recounts the emotional experience of being interviewed, the likelihood of respondents telling the truth, and the ethical defensibility of interviewing. Qualitative interview materials have helped Weiss bring to readers the pain of bereavement, the desperate restlessness of loneliness, and the confusions attendant on divorce. Learning from Strangers will be useful to all those who use qualitative research interviews to gather data."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weiss, Robert Stuart
Index
index present
LC call number
HN29
LC item number
.W42 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interviewing in sociology
  • Social surveys
  • Interviewen
  • Kwalitatieve methoden
  • Interviewing in sociology
  • Social surveys
  • Kwalitatieve methoden
  • Interviewen
  • Offenes Interview
  • Interview
  • Offenes Interview
  • Qualitatives Interview
  • Qualitative Sozialforschung
  • Methodologie
Label
Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies, Robert S. Weiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Respondents: choosing them and recruiting them -- Preparation for interviewing -- Interviewing -- Issues in interviewing -- Analysis of data -- Writing the report
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780029346259
Lccn
93024464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28503822
  • (OCoLC)ocm28503822
Label
Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies, Robert S. Weiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Respondents: choosing them and recruiting them -- Preparation for interviewing -- Interviewing -- Issues in interviewing -- Analysis of data -- Writing the report
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780029346259
Lccn
93024464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28503822
  • (OCoLC)ocm28503822

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