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Alexander Bogner, Beate Littig & Wolfgang Menz

In: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection

Chapter 41: Generating Qualitative Data with Experts and Elites

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Generating Qualitative Data with Experts and Elites
Generating Qualitative Data with Experts and Elites
Alexander BognerBeate LittigWolfgang Menz
Why interview experts and elites?

Unlike expert interviews, elite interviews have long been established as a basic form of qualitative interviewing. This may be due to the long-standing tradition and eminent importance of elite research in sociology, whereat this research was and still is coined by diverse and sometimes contradictory theoretical paradigms and political standpoints (Bottomore, 1993). In its early days, elite research was driven by the idea that, since the power elite controls society to a great extent, empirical insights into the worldviews and interests of the elite are necessary in order to understand societal order and change. From its beginning, empirical elite research was primarily based on ...

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