The following workshop will be held by Professor Bergman during Week 1 (17 - 21 August, 2020).
Workshop contents and objectives
The aim of this workshop is to examine different aspects of interview strategies and data analysis techniques, including: the variations, possibilities, and limits of interviewing techniques; assumptions and biases during the interview process; construction of an interview schedule from a research question; question and interview schedule design; reliability and validity issues relating to the interviewing and analysis process; analysis of interview material with an emphasis on coding frames and interpretive methods; interviewing within a mixed methods research design; strategies of reporting research results from interviews for scientific publications.
Throughout the week, daily exercises on how to collect and analyze interview material will be an important part of the course. The participants are invited to work on their own interview data during the course.
No particular prerequisites are required. However, a background in the social sciences or related fields and preparatory readings are highly recommended.
Basic texts/overview of topics covered
- Denzin, N. & Y. Lincoln (Eds.)(2011). The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research(4th ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Gubrium, J.F., Holstein, J.A., Marvasti, A.B., & McKinney, K.D. (2012). The SAGE Handbook of Interview Research: The Complexity of the Craft. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.