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.

Constructing the Respondent

Lara J.Foley

In recent decades, the literature on interviewing has considered the interview as a social interaction in which the interviewer and the respondent jointly construct meanings (Chase, 2005; DeVault, 1999; Dingwall, 1997; Holstein & Gubrium, 1995; Rapley, 2004; Silverman, 1993). The pedagogy and theory of ...

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