Further Reading

Chapter 5: Planning and designing interview research

This article addresses the issue of research design for the area of qualitative social work research.

Shaw, I. Ramatowski, A. & Ruckdeschel, R. (2013). Patterns, Designs and Developments in Qualitative Research in Social Work: A Research Note. Qualitative Social Work, 12(6): 732–49.

This article discusses the limits of the methodological discussions in the field of mixed methods.

Flick, U. (2017). Mantras and Myths: The Disenchantment of Mixed-Methods Research and Revisiting Triangulation as a Perspective. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(1), 46–57.

Chapter 6: How many interviewees?: Sampling and saturation

This chapter has a focus on sampling in the light of data analysis.

Rapley, T. (2014). Sampling Strategies. In U. Flick (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (pp. 49–63). London: Sage.

This collection of short papers gives an overview of the discussion concerning sample size in interviewing.

Baker, S.E. & Edwards, R. (2012). How Many Qualitative Interviews is Enough? Discussion Paper, National Centre of Research Methods.

Chapter 7: Accessing and recruiting participants

This article shows strategies and impacts for the process of finding and maintaining access in a study with (repeated) interviews and how the samples may change in the process and what the results of these changes may be.

Kristensen, G. K., & Ravn, M. N. (2015). The Voices Heard and the Voices Silenced: Recruitment Processes in Qualitative Interview Studies. Qualitative Research, 15(6), 722–37.