Further Reading

Chapter 12: How to work with life histories: Narrative interviews

This open-access journal article provides an introduction to biographical research with the narrative interview. It also includes a lengthy transcript in the appendix and the analysis done with the data in it coming from a narrative interview.

Riemann, G. (2003). A Joint Project Against the Backdrop of a Research Tradition: An Introduction to ‘Doing Biographical Research’ [36 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 4(3).

Chapter 13: Working with focus groups as interviews

This article discusses the analysis of qualitative (focus group) data on two levels: To focus not only on what was said but also on how and when it was said. It suggests that interaction, conversation and discourse analysis approaches to focus groups data are important for understanding the content, meaning and dynamics of focus group data.

Halkier, B. (2010). Focus Groups as Social Enactments: Integrating Interaction and Content in the Analysis of Focus Group Data. Qualitative Research, 10(1), 71–89.

Chapter 14: Ask in the field: Ethnographic and mobile interviewing

This SAGE Knowledge book chapter has been provided to give you an up-to-date description of ethnographic interviewing.

Barker, J. (2012). The Ethnographic Interview in an Age of Globalization. In R. Fardon, O. Harris & T. H. Marchand (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology (Vol. 2, pp. 54–68). London: SAGE.

Chapter 15: Doing online interviews

This SAGE Knowledge book chapter has been provided to summarise the method of online interviewing concisely and give you some practical advice.

O’Connor, H. & Madge, C. (2017). Online Interviewing. In N.G. Fielding, R. Lee & G. Blank (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods (2nd ed., pp. 416–34.). London: SAGE.

This article provides a very helpful overview of using various platforms for doing online interviews with individuals and groups.

Lobe, B., Morgan, D., & Hoffman, K. A. (2020). Qualitative Data Collection in an Era of Social Distancing. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19, 1–8.

This article describes the use of Zoom for doing interviews.

Archibald, M. M., Ambagtsheer, R. C., Casey, M. G., & Lawless, M. (2019). Using Zoom Videoconferencing for Qualitative Data Collection: Perceptions and Experiences of Researchers and Participants. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18, 1–8.