Into view

Tonight I’ve been reading up on interviews. The commonest method of qualitative data gathering, seemingly.

I’ve done some interviews, but am aware that this is an area where I need to carefully plan. It’s easy to assume interviews are just conversations. I mean ideally they are close to conversations, but there’s got to be an awareness of



ethical responsibility

meaningful questions.

I’m going to do some pilot interviews, to see that the questions work- and my technique as well. I’ll be doing more reading and discussing the interviews with my supervisors beforehand, and keeping a research diary / analytic memo book during the process. I need to reflect as much on the process as I do on the data, perhaps more so initially.

Right, now to some legal profession history reading. Relentless glamour here in the research cellar 😉


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