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ERIC Number: EJ932099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Dealing with Opposition: Uncomfortable Moments in Research
Costa, Estela; Kiss, Adel
European Educational Research Journal, v10 n2 p242-251 2011
The purpose of this article is to contribute to methodological discussions on elite interviewing. The point of departure is that elite interviewing constitutes/represents continuous challenges for researchers. This may be due to several reasons; one of these concerns the possible critical incidents that may occur in the course of the interview. The article applies a reflexive perspective, and so draws on two critical incidents of elite interviewing experienced in different research contexts. The theoretical assumptions reflect on the literature on the use of power and the changing power relations in the interview. Then, through thoughts on the dialogical nature of the interview, the article moves to practical reflections and approaches. Through the case analysis the article illuminates moments of difficulty in interviewing, and it calls attention to the necessity of deploying and employing possible strategies for the successful management of the interview. Finally the article not only presents the research and policy relation/constellation in a given context, but highlights the fact that reflexivity contributes to the accountability of the researcher and of the research. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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