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ERIC Number: ED204387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interviewing in Case Study Evaluation.
MacDonald, Barry
Case studies have typically been weakened by the conflict between two promises that are usually made to subjects being interviewed: (1) that the focus of the evaluation is the program, not the interviewee; and (2) that the interview is an opportunity for the subject to defend his or her practice to those who seek to judge it. These promises commit the evaluator to a conservative and insufficiently evaluative stance. In addition, traditional interviewing techniques do not serve the evaluative function. These improvements are suggested: (1) use a tape recorder for recording interview data, rather than a notebook; (2) concentrate upon the interviewee as a person rather than as a role incumbent; and (3) make it clear to the interviewee that the evaluative process is a shared task. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).