SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1

Copes, H., Hochstetler, A., & Brown, A. (May 2013), Inmates’ perceptions of the benefits and harm of prison interviews.  Field Methods 25 (2), 182-196.

  1. What special issues arise in interviewing prisoners?
  2. What do the authors advocate to increase the quality of qualitative interviews with prisoners?
  3. Given the findings in this article about prisoners, what other target populations might be important to study using this same method and posing similar questions?
  4. Discuss the credibility of the findings from your perspective.

Article 2

Desyllas, M.C. (July 2014). Using photovoice with sex workers: The power of art, agency and resistance.  Qualitative Social Work, 13(4), 477-501.

  1. What is photovoice and why was it used in this study?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of photovoice as a qualitative method?
  3. How are data generated from using photovoice different from data generated from typical qualitative interviewing?
  4. What special challenges arise in studying sex workers?

Article 3

Allen, M.A. (July 2103). Telephone focus groups: Strengths, challenges, and strategies for success. Qualitative Social Work, 13(4), 571-583.

  1. How are telephone focus groups different from face-to-face focus groups?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of telephone focus groups?
  3. What lessons learned are offered about conducting focus groups?
  4. In the example, how did the target population for the study affect the choice of method?

Article 4

Deakin, H. & Wakefield, K. (October 2014). Skype interviewing: reflections of two PhD researchers. Qualitative Research, 14(5), 603-616.

  1. How does Skype interviewing compare and contrast to traditional qualitative interviewing?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of Skype interviewing?
  3. For what kinds of situations and research questions is Skype interviewing especially appropriate? When would it be clearly inappropriate?
  4. What special skills and techniques are needed to do a good job of Skype interviewing?