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It's about time: investigating the temporal in socio-legal studies through unstructured interviews

Mulcahy, Linda; Rossner, Meredith; Tsalapatanis, Anna


This article looks at a methodology that is often neglected in discussions about gathering qualitative data in socio-legal circles in favour of the ubiquitous semi-structured interview. We argue that the unstructured interview is underpinned by distinctive ideas about the autonomy of the subject in research and is particularly well suited to the 'bottom-up' approach favoured in much law and society scholarship. The unstructured interview, with its focus on interviewee-led narratives and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Society
DOI: 10.1111/jols.12330


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