The e-interview in qualitative research

Roberta Bampton, Christopher Cowton, Yvonne Downs

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Abstract

In this chapter the authors consider using email as a method for carrying out in-depth, qualitative research interviews. Prompted by an experience of conducting e-interviews, they set out some of their key characteristics, embedding their discussion in the methodological and conceptual literature on qualitative interview and on-line research. The authors then offer a methodological consideration of e-interviewing, focusing on three broad areas: the practical, the interpersonal, and the ethical, highlighting the ways in which e-interviewing transforms aspects of each. They end by offering a view of the future of e-interviewing in the broader landscape of on-line qualitative research methods in general and interviewing in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Research Methods with New Technologies
EditorsNatalie Sappleton
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Pages329-343
ISBN (Electronic)9781466639195
ISBN (Print)9781466639188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Bampton, R., Cowton, C., & Downs, Y. (2013). The e-interview in qualitative research. In N. Sappleton (Ed.), Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies (pp. 329-343). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-3918-8.ch019