The qualitative interview resembles a good conversation. What makes somebody a good discussion partner? That he listens attentively, thinks along, empathizes with what has just been said and does not interrupt. In short, someone who is empathetic and interested. Is such a person a good interviewer by nature? No, as these characteristics form only the basis for a part of the Art referred to in the title of this book. However, the interviewer also needs additional knowledge and Skills that are discussed extensively in this book. An interview should first of all have a well defined information goal. And only when the Skills of the good discussion partner mentioned above merge with the researcher’s knowledge, do we observe the Art of interviewing referred to in the title of this book.
This book was written for those who are professionally involved in doing qualitative interviews or is learning how to conduct these interviews.
The book is aimed at (international)students of the subject methodology and in the field of social sciences. It is also appropriate for qualitative research.
Jeanine Evers studeerde culturele antropologie aan de Universiteit Leiden (1990) en bestuurskunde aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (2001). Zij is jaren verbonden geweest aan verschillende univ...