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Qualitative Interviewing during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: The Literature on Telephone Interviews

Watson, Amanda H A

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It is frequently assumed that telephone interviews are inferior to face-to-face interviews, particularly for qualitative research. This In Brief suggests that rather than dismissing telephone interviews altogether, researchers may consider their use, possibly in conjunction with other data collection methods, while weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each method. In Part 2 of this series, Elise Howard describes her experiences conducting interviews with people in the Pacific region. It...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWatson, Amanda H A
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-18T02:34:45Z
dc.date.available2022-03-18T02:34:45Z
dc.identifier.issn2209-9557
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/262157
dc.description.abstractIt is frequently assumed that telephone interviews are inferior to face-to-face interviews, particularly for qualitative research. This In Brief suggests that rather than dismissing telephone interviews altogether, researchers may consider their use, possibly in conjunction with other data collection methods, while weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each method. In Part 2 of this series, Elise Howard describes her experiences conducting interviews with people in the Pacific region. It is hoped that these papers will be of use to those contemplating how to conduct research in the context of social distancing requirements, border closures and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Note that this paper exclusively discusses telephone interviews, while Part 2 refers to both telephone interviews and interviews using video technology.
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: Dept. of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Pacific Affairs In Brief series: 2022/07
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceDepartment of Pacific Affairs In Brief series
dc.subjectResearch
dc.subjectQualitative Research
dc.subjectPacific
dc.subjectPapua New Guinea
dc.subjectIT, telecommunication
dc.titleQualitative Interviewing during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: The Literature on Telephone Interviews
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued2022-03-17
local.publisher.urlhttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDept. of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn2209-9549
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2022/07
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage2
local.identifier.doi10.25911/1PQ9-SG51
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
local.mintdoimint
CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program



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