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The art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: some considerations on analysing interviews

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The art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: some considerations on analysing interviews
The art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: some considerations on analysing interviewsTimothy JohnRapleyGoldsmiths College, London21 ppSAGE Publications, Inc.
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Rapley, Timothy John(2001)The art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: Some consdiderations on analysing interviews, Qualitative Research, 1, 3, 303-323.
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Considerable analytic attention has focused on interviewees’ talk as ‘accounts’, or ‘versions’, rather than as direct reports of attitudes or perceptions. However, despite recognition of the ‘co-construction of accounts’, little analytic attention has been given to the interviewer as central in the production of the talk. With this attention, we are left with an analysis of some decontextualized-features-of-talk (or discourse/identities/narrative/repertoires/rhetoric). ...

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