What is Creative Interviewing?

Mason, Jennifer (2010) What is Creative Interviewing? [Video] (Unpublished)

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This is a recording of a seminar presentation (audio plus powerpoint slidse). I am using the term ‘creative interviewing’ to refer to a form of interview that is qualitative, flexible, loosely or semi-structured (non-standardised) and involves the construction of data and knowledge through processes that can be seen as ‘creative’ in some way. The term ‘creative interviewing’ was coined for the social sciences in the 1980s by Jack Douglas, to denote the kind of interview that responded to situational dynamics and was flexible, rather than following a predefined structure (Douglas, 1985). It has also been used in the domain of journalism to denote an investigative rather than structured style of interviewing, where the interviewer as to think on their feet (Metzler, 2002). Creative interviews can also involve participants engaging in creative activities like drawing, collage, creating diagrams, taking pictures or looking at them (photo elicitation), walking, and so on. Creative interviews are usually treated for analytical purposes as ethnographic encounters, in the sense that the researcher is interested in, and participates in, as well as observes - the interactions involved, the situational dynamics, the surroundings and the physical and non-verbal elements.

Item Type:Video
Uncontrolled Keywords:Realities
Subjects:2. Data Collection > 2.5 Qualitative Interviewing
ID Code:1627
Deposited By: Realities user
Deposited On:15 Dec 2010 16:30
Last Modified:01 Dec 2015 14:47

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