The history of the interview

Platt, Jennifer (2012) The history of the interview. In: Gubrium, Jaber F, Holstein, James A, Marvasti, Amir B and McKinney, Karyn D (eds.) The Sage handbook of interview research: the complexity of the craft. SAGE Publications, London. ISBN 9781412981644

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The second 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 an overview of 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 handbook encourage readers to simultaneously learn the frameworks and technologies of interviewing and reflect on the epistemological foundations of the interview craft.

The handbook has been updated to address recent developments, especially in qualitative interviewing. Twenty-six chapters are completely new; the remaining twelve chapters have been substantially revised to give readers access to the state of the art of interview research. Three entirely new sections include “Logistics of Interviewing,” “Self and Other in the Interview,” and “Ethics of the Interview.”

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Second edition.
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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