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Big Data Don’t Cry: Facing Interview Participants

any contemporary researchers rely on extant data or data sets. Archival materials, diaries, and Big Data have one thing in common: they don’t cry. No matter how emotion-laden or sensitive the topic might be, the researcher does not have to look into the eyes of the people whose lived experiences are represented. Interview researchers engage […]

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Real Research in a Fake News World

When I first started to write about interview methods, writers in the qualitative field were discussing the emergence of what they called the interview society (Atkinson and Silverman, 1997). Interviews were being used pervasively for business purposes, marketing, political and opinion polling, journalism and entertainment. There was a real concern about the need to overcome potential […]

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