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The novice researcher : interviewing young children

Danby, Susan J., Ewing, Lynette, & Thorpe, Karen J. (2011) The novice researcher : interviewing young children. Qualitative Inquiry, 17(1), pp. 74-84.

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Abstract

Being a novice researcher undertaking research interviews with young children requires understandings of the interview process. By investigating the interaction between a novice researcher undertaking her first interview and a child participant, we attend to theoretical principles, such as the competence of young children as informants, and highlight practical matters when interviewing young children. A conversation analysis approach examines the talk preceding and following a sticker task. By highlighting the conversational features of a research interview, researchers can better understand the co-constructed nature of the interview. This paper provides insights into how to prepare for the interview and manage the interview context to recognize the active participation of child participants, and the value of artifacts to promote interaction. These insights make more transparent the interactional process of a research interview and become part of the researcher’s collection of devices to manage the conduct of research interviews.

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ID Code: 39845
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Children, Research Interview, Research Methodology, Novice Interviewer, Adult-Child Interaction
DOI: 10.1177/1077800410389754
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors.
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2011 12:03
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 14:20

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