Using self-interviews – New Realities toolkit available

Categories: Qualitative, Tools and Resources

We’ve added a new document to our series of Realities Toolkits all about using self-interviews, a research method developed by the ‘Media of Remembering’ team at University of Loughborough. The method involved participants using a small digital audio recorder to talk in their own time about their lives. The research team developed this method to give participants more opportunity to pause and reflect on the research topic, which in turn produced rich, useful data. Download the toolkit for free from:


If you’re new to our Toolkits series, have a look at for a full list of titles. Topics include: transcribing data; anonymising data; using email interviews; blog analysis; using participatory maps and lots more.