The art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: some considerations on analysing interviewsThe art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: some considerations on analysing interviewsTimothy JohnRapleyGoldsmiths College, London21 ppSAGE Publications, Inc.2455 Teller RoadThousand OaksCalifornia91320United States of America200113303303323
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(2001)The art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: Some consdiderations on analysing interviews, Qualitative Research, 1, 3, 303-323.
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). ...