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Conversation as an interview method in research


Hoang, MX and Le, T and To, VT, Conversation as an interview method in research, Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 165-172. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conversation is the essence of human interaction. From the research point of view, conversation can play an important role in data collection. It has a motivating power in eliciting qualitative data, particularly for those who use thematic analysis and grounded theory as a research approach. Conversational Analysis has provided significant insights about the function and structure of conversation as a linguistic acti vity. This chapter discusses the important role of conversation in research and it also examines the challenges facing researchers in thei r use of conversation as a data collection tool. Interview is one of the most commonly used methods of data collection in qual itative research. Conversation can be a powerful method for data collection. This chapter will discuss the advantages and challenges of using conversation in data research collection.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:conversation, data collection, data analysis, interview, research
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, T (Dr Thao Le)
UTAS Author:To, VT (Dr Vinh To)
ID Code:88806
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-02-17
Last Modified:2014-08-25

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