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Learning How to Ask: A Sociolinguistic Appraisal of the Role of the Interview in Social Science Research

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Interviews are ubiquitous in modern society, and they play a crucial role in social scientific research. But, as Charles Briggs convincingly argues in this book, received interviewing techniques rest on fundamental misapprehensions about the nature both of the interview as a communicative event, and of the nature of the data that it produces. Furthermore, interviewers rarely examine the compatibility of interviews as a means of acquiring information to one another. These oversights often blind interviewers to ensuing errors ...

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Learning How to Ask: A Sociolinguistic Appraisal of the Role of the Interview in Social Science Research
1986, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521311137

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