The process of learning qualitative research has altered dramatically and this Handbook explores the growth, change, and complexity within the topic and looks back over its history to assess the current state of the art, and indicate possible future directions. Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the book examines key methodological debates and conflicts, approaching them in a critical, discursive manner.

Interviewing: Fear and Liking in the Field

Interviewing: Fear and liking in the field

You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

Police caution when arrested in the UK

What Matters?

Words, stories, narratives matter. It is how we explain ourselves to others, how we justify our actions (or inaction), how we present ourselves to others. But interviews, like the classic police interview that starts with the verbal warning above, are also more than a straightforward or simple exchange of words. Relations of power and authority affect the nature of exchanges, most clearly in the police interview but in almost all ...

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