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ERIC Number: EJ845927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Different Kinds of Knowing: Generating Qualitative Data through Mobile Interviewing
Brown, Lyndsay; Durrheim, Kevin
Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n5 p911-930 2009
In this article, it is proposed that when an interviewer participates interactively in an interview creating a largely unrehearsed conversation, a different form of (intersubjective) knowledge can be produced. This kind of knowledge can be particularly useful in the research of elusive "social facts," such as subtle and ongoing discrimination, segregation, and prejudice. However, given the familiarity of socialized interviewer/interviewee positionings, achieving this type of inter-activity in interviews is difficult. One way to disrupt this fixity is through situated talking while on the move (walking and/or driving). Drawing on data generated during mobile interviews in Durban, South Africa, the authors examine the various features of this mobile methodology and the impact this methodological choice had on the interview/interviewee relationship and the data (and knowledge) generated. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa (Durban)