The (Extra)Ordinary Practices of Qualitative Interviewing

Tim Rapley*

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The new edition of this landmark volume emphasizes the dynamic, interactional, and reflexive dimensions of the research interview. Contributors highlight the myriad dimensions of complexity that are emerging as researchers increasingly frame the interview as a communicative opportunity as much as a data-gathering format. The book begins with the history and conceptual transformations of the interview, which is followed by chapters that discuss the main components of interview practice. Taken together, the contributions to The SAGE Handbook of Interview Research: The Complexity of the Craft encourage readers simultaneously to learn the frameworks and technologies of interviewing and to reflect on the epistemological foundations of the interview craft.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Interview Research
Subtitle of host publicationThe Complexity of the Craft
EditorsJaber F. Gubrium, Holstein James A., Marvasti Amir B., Karyn D. McKinney
Place of PublicationUnited States of America
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781452218403
ISBN (Print)9781412981644
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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