Who am I and what am I doing? Becoming a qualitative research interviewer
General Previous     Next

Who am I and what am I doing? Becoming a qualitative research interviewer

Helen Bulpitt Deputy director, Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP), School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, UK
Peter J Martin Head of school, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, UK

Helen Bulpitt and Peter J Martin discuss using reflexion to make research processes in studies transparent

Qualitative research can be influenced by the researcher’s role in the study. Here, the authors propose reflexive methodologies as a means by which the processes undertaken by the researcher can be made transparent and used as part of the data. Using this approach, this paper explores the experience of becoming a qualitative research interviewer. It provides an account of dilemmas faced while undertaking a series of semi-structured interviews as part of a discourse analytic study into the practice of clinical supervision in a number of mental health professions.

Nurse Researcher. 17, 3, 7-16. doi: 10.7748/nr2010.04.17.3.7.c7741

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or