Steiner Kvale examines the role of the inter view in the research process, and then considers some of the key philosophical issues relating to interviewing, such as the interview as conversation, hermeneutics, phenomenology, ethics and postmodernism. '
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Interviewing as Research PART TWO: CONCEPTUALIZING THE RESEARCH INTERVIEW The Interview as a Conversation Postmodern Thought, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Dialectics Qualitative Research in Science and in Practice PART THREE: THE SEVEN STAGES OF AN INTERVIEW INVESTIGATION Thematizing and Designing an Interview Study Ethical Issues in Interview Inquiries The Interview Situation The Quality of the Interview From Speech to Text The 1,000-Page Question Methods of Analysis The Plurality of Interpretations The Social Construction of Validity Improving Interview Reports PART FOUR: CONCLUSION Conversations about Interviews
Steinar Kvale is Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Centre of Qualitative Research at the University of Aarhus, and adjunct faculty at Saybrook Institute, San Fransisco. He was born in Norway and and graduated from the University of Oslo. He continued his studies at the University of Heidelberg with an Alexander von Humboldt scholarship, and has been a visiting professor at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and West Georgia University, Carrolton, and the University of Bergen. His long-term concern has been with the implications of such continental philosophies as phenomenology, hermeneutics, and dialectics for psychology and education. He has studied examinations and grading, and is the author of Prufung und Herrschaft (1972). He has edited Issues of Validity in Qualitative Research (1989) and Psychology and Postmodernism (1992). Together with Klaus Nielsen he has edited Mesterlare - Laring som social praksis (Apprenticeship -- Learning as Social Practice, 1999) and Praktikkens laringslandskab -- At lare gennem arbejde (The learning landscape of practice -- Learning through work, 2003)