Mode effects in qualitative interviews: a comparison of semi-structured face-to-face and telephone interviews using conversation analysis

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DatePublished - 2010
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationUniversity of York, York
Original languageEnglish

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NameResearch Works


What difference does it make when we conduct qualitative research interviews by telephone rather than face-to-face? This important question has received relatively little attention in the methodological literature to date. A study conducted at the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) has sought to contribute to filling this gap in knowledge. The study has taken an innovative cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together methodological expertise from the fields of conversation analysis and applied social policy research.

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