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Be my guest! Challenges and practical solutions of undertaking interviews with children in the home setting

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Coad, J and Gibson, F and Horstman, M and Milnes, L and Randall, D and Carter, B, Be my guest! Challenges and practical solutions of undertaking interviews with children in the home setting, Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community, 19, (4) pp. 432-43. ISSN 1367-4935 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright The Author(s) 2014

DOI: doi:10.1177/1367493514527653

Abstract

This article aims to share critical debate on undertaking interviews with children in the home setting and draws on the authors' extensive research fieldwork. The article focuses on three key processes: planning entry to the child's home, conducting the interviews and exiting the field. In planning entry, we include children's engagement and issues of researcher gender. In conducting the interviews, we consider issues such as the balance of power, the importance of building a rapport, the voluntary nature of consent and the need for a flexible interview structure. Finally, we address exiting from the child's home with sensitivity at the end of the interview and/or research study. Undertaking research in the child's home provides a known and familiar territory for the child, but it means that the researcher faces a number of challenges that require solutions whilst they are a guest in a child's home.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:children, fieldwork, health, interviews, qualitative approaches
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Family Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Child Health
Author:Carter, B (Professor Bernie Carter)
ID Code:108893
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-05-10
Last Modified:2016-11-09
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