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By Tom Wengraf

Unique in its conceptual coherence and the extent of useful aspect, this ebook presents a entire source for these focused on the perform of semi-structured interviewing, the main frequent interview strategy in social learn, and specifically for in-depth, biographic narrative interviewing. It covers the complete diversity of practices from the id of themes via to options for writing up study findings in varied ways.

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It seems i nconceiva ble and ridiculous to young people nowadays, but this kind of propaganda beguiled our genĀ­ eration for several decades. I thought my children would suffer for ever if I did not divorce h i m . Furthermore, because my h usband was in prison, he cou ld not get a ny salary. I was a nurse and did not earn much . I n the end, I decided to get a divorce and I married a nother man who was a worker. conti nued 3 Later on, when dealing with the task of transcription (p. 212-23 onwards) this model will be moderately questioned; here it is used as a basis for further argument.

My ex-h usband was accused of vilifying the Party and was label led a rig htist. I n C hina, the Communist Party exercises leadership in everything. My ex- husband was ja i led for being a counter-revol utionary and a susĀ­ pected spy for speaking out and having overseas relatives. For the future of the fa mily, and especia l ly for the children, he thought it would be better that I divorced h i m . The Party secretary from my workplace had discussed my case at a mass-meeti ng and suggested that I get a divorce.

People who have had a lot of positive experiences of 'deep friendly talk' will be better placed to participate in depth interviews than those who have none. r am only likely to provide 'relatively safe research interview experiences' for myself and my informants if r am fully aware both of the current social positioning Copyrighted Material CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS FOR I NTERVIEWS 19 of myself and my interviewee - as described in the 'Lorna and John' vignette - and ready to detect the impact of any collective and individual past experiences and 'potential interview identities' which I and they ineluctably bring to our interviews.

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