Research Interviewing: The Range Of Techniques by Bill Gillham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A very readable and helpful book about interviewing people for one's academic research. It's not about being a journalist, but rather about using an interview as one of the research methods in an academic paper. The author offers a lot of helpful advice on preparing for the interview - picking (and justifying) the right format (face-to-face or from-distance techniques; structured / unstructured), introducing one's objectives to an interviewee, getting a consent, and moving towards the interview itself from there.
I would say it hits the note somewhere between undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and though there are more "academic" and more "in-depth" methodology books, this one presents the interviewing method exclusively and in great practical detail, therefore very useful to a researcher who never interviewed anyone before.
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