Institution: see Organisers & Supporters
Programme of study: International Research Workshop
Lecturer: Dr. Sarah Potthoff (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Date: see Workshop Programme
Max. number of participants: 20
Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS
Language of instruction: English
Contents: The purpose of this course is to familiarize participants with the basics of qualitative interviewing. The course introduces methodological and practical aspects of different forms of qualitative interviews like guided interviews, narrative interviews and focus groups. How are these different kinds of interviews different, what are their shared fundamentals, and what makes a good interview in which circumstance?
The course covers issues of research design, including the selection of research questions, methods, and sampling strategies. A brief look at data analysis is also provided. The participants will learn to conceptualize interview guidelines and to conduct interviews – guided as well as narrative interviews. In addition, challenges of research ethics will be discussed.
Recommended literature and pre-readings:
Gobo G (2004) Sampling, representativeness, and generalizability. In: Seale C et al. (eds) Qualitative Research Practice. London Sage, pp. 403-426
Hermanns H (2004) Interviewing as an activity. In: Flick U and Kardorff E and Steinke I (eds) A Companion to Qualitative Research. London Sage, pp. 209-213
Hopf C (2004) Qualitative interviews. An overview. In: Flick U and Kardorff E and Steinke I (eds) A Companion to Qualitative Research. London Sage, pp. 203-208
Rapley T (2004) Interviews. In: Seale C et al. (eds) Qualitative Research Practice. London Sage, pp. 15-33
You have to register for the International Research Workshop to participate in this course.