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Respondents as Interlocutors: Translating Deliberative Democratic Principles to Qualitative Interviewing Ethics

Curato, Nicole


The epistemic interview is a conversational practice, which aims to generate knowledge by subjecting respondents' beliefs to dialectical tests of reasons. Developed by Svend Brinkmann, this model draws inspiration from Socratic dialogues where the interviewer asks confronting questions to press respondents to articulate the normative bases of their views. In this article, the author argues that Brinkmann's model is a valuable methodological innovation but warrants further development. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Qualitative Inquiry
DOI: 10.1177/1077800412450154


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