"[T]he central strength of interviewing is that it provides a means for doing what is very difficult or impossible to do in any other way-finding out 'what is in and on someone else's mind' (Patton, 1990, p. 278). Its limitations are tied to the difficulty of doing just that..." (Hatch, 2002).
- Discuss the advantages of interviewing as data collection method
- Discuss the disadvantages of interviewing as data collection method
- Frechtling, J. et al. (1997). Chapter 3: Common qualitative methods. User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluation. http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/REC/pubs/NSF97-153/CHAP.HTM.
- Kvale, S. (1996). Interviews: An introduction to qualitative research interviewing. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. (p.281-292).
- List the disadvantages of interviews and find ways to overcome them.