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Interviews, Recording and Transcribing

Interviewing is a type of data collection method available to social scientists in the communication field. Interviews are recorded using either a recording device or by taking written notes during or after an interview; these interviews are often transcribed verbatim in preparation for analysis. Scholars from across the discipline (e.g., family communication, organizational communication, and interpersonal communication) conduct interviews for a variety of reasons and using a range of methods. This entry examines the benefits and challenges associated with the interviewing, recording, and transcription process.

Interviewing

Interviewing as a social-scientific research method is a process whereby researchers gain information and/or co-construct a view of something through interactions with participants. These guided conversations allow researchers to elicit participants’ experiences, perceptions, and narratives in ...

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