Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.
Chapter 30: Research Interviews1
An interview is a social encounter in which one person asks questions (interviewer) and another responds (interviewee). As such, interviews are used by a wide range of professionals (for example, teachers, police officers, physicians, social workers, and television hosts) for purposes ranging from interrogation to entertainment. The encounter itself may be very casual or highly controlled. For example, an intake interview at a physician's office is strictly limited to matters of interest to medical professionals (for example, the patient's diet). By comparison, a talk show interview with a celebrity could cover just about any topic that the audience and the host might find interesting. However, there is always a ...