Qualitative Interviewing

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Programme of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Dr. Nicolas Legewie (German Institute for Economic Research – DIW Berlin)

Date: Monday, 11/09/17 – Wednesday, 13/09/17 (14.30-18.00 h)

Max. number of participants: 20

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


In this course, participants will learn the basics of qualitative interviewing. We will work with a standard guided interviewing technique. In three sessions we will cover issues of research design (research questions and case selection), design interview guidelines, conducting interviews, and analysing qualitative interview data. The structure of the course follows a workshop format, with participants practising design, interviewing, and analytic skills in individual and group exercises.

Participants who attend this workshop will have familiarised themselves with relevant methodological and practical issues of qualitative interviewing and gathered first experiences designing, conducting, and analysing qualitative interviews.

Requirement of students: Basic knowledge on methods of empirical social research is required. No previous knowledge of qualitative methods is necessary.

Recommended literature and pre-readings: tba.

You have to register for the 11th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.