Skip to main content

Interviews, Recording and Transcribing

Edited by: Published: 2017
+- LessMore information
Download PDF

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 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 ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Reader's Guide

  • All
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

      Copy and paste the following HTML into your website