30th April 2012 at 1:40 pm #2421
Hi,these days informants prefer skype interviews.Is it acceptable as telephonic interviews.Does it realy matter the interview is conducted face to face or by telephone.31st May 2012 at 4:26 pm #2429
Hi, this article may be of interest to you. It reports on an experiment designed to test the difference in face to face vs telephone interviewing by the European Social Survey. https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/iser_working_papers/2006-41.pdf31st May 2012 at 4:31 pm #2428
And here are some sources specifically on conducting skype interviews and the benefits/pitfalls:
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=8mTywIN8EXkC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=skype+research+interviews&source=bl&ots=YNWMbgY_UP&sig=oCBhoLWS8nO6dMwa-Z9kmfcEh8E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=x5zHT6zcKMKcOqrqjOIO&ved=0CFAQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=skype%20research%20interviews&f=false31st May 2012 at 8:01 pm #2427
Dear thanks a lot for your response.My waiting bear fruit.I need your insight regarding skype interview where by my informant refused to get his voice recorded.In my research during face to face interviews i faced this problem.Will it effect the reliability of responses.How should i justify this in my PhD research.11th June 2012 at 4:35 pm #2426
The best thing to do is to consult your PhD supervisor with this question. In my opinion, recording an interview is to help you to accurately transcribe your conversation but is not a requirement per se, so as long as you mention in your methods section that this was the case to show that you have considered its effects, it shouldn’t stop you from using the data from the interview in your research. As I say though, this is probably best discussed with your PhD supervisor if you can.
Or does anyone else have a view?11th June 2012 at 4:52 pm #2425
Hi again, if you read this chapter on interviewing and look at pg 322 you’ll see that this is quite a common issue. As long and you mention it and take detailed notes, it should be fine I think!11th June 2012 at 5:47 pm #2424
It indeed helped.So nice of you.but i wil keep on asking as I have no other support.
I need to know whether it is a method of qualitative research or not?if I consult experts about main findings of my research and validate my results.Infact during transcription of interviews I found emerging themes and major findings,I compiled them in few pages as the crux of my research and sent to few known scholars for their comments.I want to use these comments in my research.Can I? what is this method called as?11th June 2012 at 6:41 pm #2423
Regarding above book can you send me the whole book?Its realy very interesting and insightful…wao..I am amazed.14th June 2012 at 7:04 pm #2422
Dear I wil apreciate if you respond.
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